There are those things that you expect to hurt because, technically, it’s par for the course. For instance, a broken tooth or a cavity will probably feel uncomfortable. A sore may hurt. However, there are some things that should not cause pain. When discomfort is present, it tells you that something is wrong with these particular scenarios and, as a result, that you should get in touch with our Cerritos, CA team as soon as possible for a dental visit. Curious about some examples, so you can consider using this perspective if an issue should arise? Let’s get started!
Dental Work Related Pain
You should never give into thinking that it’s normal for dental work to cause pain. This could mean anything that you have had performed in order to improve your oral health or even the beauty of your smile. If you have a dental crown, it shouldn’t cause you any discomfort. If you have a prosthetic, such as a dental bridge or dental implant, it should feel neutral and should not cause pain to any teeth or tissues near it or that come into contact with it. If you have a filling or even porcelain veneers, none of these treatments should lead to discomfort. If they do, it generally means either that you’re experiencing an oral health problem that happens to be at the site of that work or that the work has become damaged and is in need of a repair or replacement. Don’t hesitate to contact our team to schedule a dental visit!
Dental Hygiene Discomfort
We want patients to remember that dental hygiene should absolutely never cause discomfort when performed properly. Of course, it’s possible that you’re missing something, pressing too hard, etc. and that your approach is the cause of your discomfort. However, if you are certain you’re brushing and flossing as we suggest but it hurts, call our team to set up a dental visit. We can determine whether tooth decay, periodontal disease, or some other issues is contributing (and we can provide a solution).
Everyday Chewing Pain
Chewing shouldn’t hurt, unless you’re eating something that’s far too hard for your teeth to break down (in which case, stop eating it!). As for everyday chewing, if pain is included, contact us. Your dental visit will reveal the source of the issue, such as bruxism disorder, so we may improve your oral health and you may get back to comfortable mealtime.
Call Us For Any Oral Pain
When you experience any type of oral pain, we remind you that it’s always a good reason to contact our team to set up a dental visit. Avoid the urge to try to weigh the significance of symptoms and instead, just call! To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Hofkes, contact us today by calling 562-584-4082. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Cerritos, CA, and all surrounding communities.