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My teeth were starting to deteriorate, and I was running out of options to repair them. The dentist gave me a choice. I could wait until the bone loss was so bad that I would have to have my teeth removed and get dentures, or I could have them removed now and get dental implants. I opted for the implants. If you’re thinking of getting dental implants, you probably have a lot of questions. I love mine, but they took some getting used to. In this blog, I’m sharing my experience and all the information that I picked up throughout my implant experience. You can find out what the procedure entails, how to prepare for your implants, and how to care for them once they’re in.


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Signs Your Aching Tooth Is In Need Of A Dentist

by Alfredo Moore

An aching tooth problem may come and go. Perhaps your tooth aches because you have been switching from hot to cold foods or beverages rapidly, and your nerves were given a shock. Perhaps you bumped your mouth on something and your tooth hurts as a result. Perhaps you have a toothache that comes and goes, so it doesn't seem to be much of a concern of yours.

Toothaches are among common reasons for seeing the dentist and can indicate tooth problems, yet nearly 32% of some adults don't have their tooth cavities treated, allowing problems to persist. While not every aching tooth requires a dental visit, sometimes it's best to give a dentist a call to make an appointment. Here are signs your aching tooth is in need of dental care.

Your tooth hurts for long periods of time

Is your aching tooth a lingering issue? Does the pain remain the same at all times of day, and hardly gets better when you take over-the-counter medicine to counteract the pain? If your tooth is aching for long periods of time, the problem is likely more than simple sensitivity. Your tooth may have a cavity or worse, so see the dentist before the pain disappears, which can be a sign of a dead or dying tooth.

Your tooth hurts and looks damaged

An aching tooth accompanied by damage should be seen by a dentist right away. For example, if your tooth is painful but also has discoloration or a chip in it, then you should call the dentist right away. Seek emergency dental care if your tooth is broken or bleeding or you have gum damage, since the situation may require dental surgery or other more intensive care to repair.

Your tooth hurts and you don't feel well

An aching tooth isn't pleasant, but the experience shouldn't cause pain in other parts of your body. If you have a fever, have difficulties chewing or swallowing, have severe pain in your face, have a fever, or you feel nausea in addition to having an aching tooth, you might have an abscessed tooth. This is a serious thing that can cause a serious upper respiratory infection or ear infection if it's not treated, so see your dentist right away if you have an aching tooth and any other symptoms of illness or pain.

Your dentist will do X-rays and an oral examination before treating your tooth. With the right dental intervention, your aching tooth problem should go away quickly after treatment.