Just like that, you’ll wake up and realize summer is long gone and you’re in the midst of a season just about everyone out there loves. It’s mild, it’s romantic, it’s very cozy … it’s fall! While you may find that all of your favorite things quickly put a smile on your face, this exciting moment can quickly become interrupted when you realize a toothache has also developed. You then wonder: Is it a coincidence or is your pain directly linked to the changing of the season? Well, our Riverside, CA team explains that it might be a random event but there are certainly some seasonal details to consider!

Those Sugary Treats Magnify An Issue

Fall is here! Someone hands you a cookie that is in the shape of a pumpkin, candy in the shape of a leaf, or some other delicious, sugar-packed delicacy! Upon your first bite, you are struck with some exceptionally unpleasant pain that sends a sharp ouch feeling into your tooth. Then, your tooth feels a bit sore. Then, you start thinking you have a toothache. While you may guess that eating sugar that one time was what did it, it’s more likely that the onslaught of sugary treats has simply brought an already existing issue (ahem, likely tooth decay) to your attention. See us soon for a treatment!

It’s Your Fall Allergies (Causing Pressure)

It may come as quite a shock to you but were you aware that fall is actually known as a season that can cause your allergies to flare up? Even though you may associate this issue with other seasons (you know, like when the flowers are blooming), there are actually pollens and irritants swirling about in the air during this otherwise lovely time of year. Remember that a sudden toothache can be brought about by pressure due to sinus congestion. So, whether allergy or a sudden cold, treat the problem and the pain may subside. (Of course, running it by our team is always a good plan, too!).

It’s Your Thanksgiving Air Travel (Causing Pressure)

If you plan to travel by air for Thanksgiving festivities, remember that your autumn travel may lead to a toothache, as cabin pressure leads to discomfort. This just might be a red flag that there’s something brewing within your tooth, so see us soon for a checkup to find out more!

Protect Your Smile With A Fall Checkup

Schedule a dental checkup with us immediately when a toothache arises this autumn or during any season! Remember that seeing us about symptoms is always your best approach to smile protection. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.