Three Reasons You Have A Toothache After A Dental Cleaning

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Having a dental teeth cleaning done by your dentist is highly recommended because dentists have the tools that are able to remove plaque build up that you aren't able to reach when you brush your teeth at home. Your toothbrush can only go so far to remove heavy plaque build up, as well, which is why it's important to have a dental teeth cleaning done every 6 months. If you are hesitant about the teeth cleaning because you have had a toothache afterwards, here are three reasons why that could be:

You Wait Longer Than 6 Months:

One reason you probably experience any tooth pain after a dental cleaning is because you are waiting longer than 6 months to have the cleaning done. The problem with waiting too long is that your teeth become used to the plaque and tartar build up that has been covering up some of their surface. When your teeth become used to this, it takes them a while to get used to hotter and colder temperatures once this build up is removed. So when you consume something that is either extremely hot or cold, your teeth are going to be more sensitive than you are used to, which is what's causing the toothaches. 

You Have Gum Disease: 

If you suffer from gum disease, then you are going to experience some discomfort when you have a dental teeth cleaning done. However, the cleaning should not be avoided because of this. Although you will experience some discomfort for a few days after the cleaning, the progression of the gum disease will slow until it is treated completely by your dentist. This will ensure that your teeth are much less sensitive in the future and healthier. 

Your Teeth are Shifting:

When you have plaque and tartar build up in between the teeth that is removed during the dental cleaning, your teeth may begin to shift because they were forced out of their normal alignment by the build up. This can cause slight discomfort that you aren't used to. The discomfort may be even more prevalent when flossing your teeth, but you shouldn't be concerned. It just means that the plaque and tartar was removed successfully and your teeth can go back to their normal position, which is important for chewing and talking correctly. 

When you know these three reasons that you may experience a toothache after having a dental cleaning done, you can be sure that you aren't concerned about it and that you know what to expect. Of course, if the pain continues for more than a few days, you should check back with your dentist just in case there are some other underlying problems they need to treat. Contact a business, such as Carolina Forest Family Dentistry, for more information. 


15 June 2016

Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.