Are you under the impression that if your tooth aches or just generally feels uncomfortable that you must be experiencing decay or infection? Let’s say that the problem is not the result of either of these oral health problems – do you know what else might be causing your discomfort? We, of course, encourage you to mention any symptoms during your checkups. As for learning about common causes of aching, let’s review answers to questions frequently posed to your Riverside dentist.

Q&A: Tooth Discomfort

Question: I have heard that eating something very hot and following it up with something very cold can cause my teeth to feel uncomfortable. Is this true?

Answer: Your Riverside dentist wants you to know that this is possible because everyone experiences different levels of sensitivity. While this can signal an underlying problem, it may also just “shock” the nerves in your teeth. Avoid extremes in temperature and see if the problem subsides.

Question: Is there any hidden problem that I might not ever think of that can cause my teeth to hurt?

Answer: Yes! Your Riverside dentist would like you to think about the way pressure affects your comfort. For instance, sinus pressure from congestion can give you a headache – it can also give you a toothache. Keep allergies and colds in check, so your smile continues to feel A-OK.

Question: What if I suffer from discomfort almost all the time? What could it be?

Answer: If you’re dealing with daily discomfort, you may be suffering from a functional disorder like bruxism – this is an issue that includes teeth grinding or clenching, which can cause aching. Fortunately, we will detect this problem during checkups and offer treatment.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.