Knowledge to Help Overcome Dental Fears

shutterstock_62372899Dental pain is really the route (or “root” as it were) of fear and anxiety for most patients. There’s no doubt about it that dental procedures in the wrong hands can be very unpleasant. The biggest problem about allowing dental fears to overcome you is that you might avoid much needed appointments. While you’re putting off the work you’re already afraid of, you may end up with worse issues and needs because of your procrastination. Education can be one of the best ways to prepare yourself and shake some of the nerves. Read this blog from your Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, and you will be one step closer to being an expert on the causes of dental discomfort.

Abscessed Teeth Can Mean Sharp Pain

If you have gum disease that is not given attention and treatment by a qualified dentist, you can end up with a nasty infection known as an abscessed tooth. A tooth that has become inflamed and overrun by bacteria is likely to exhibit sharp pain to the touch, along with a constant ache. If you have the sudden appearance of a bump that looks like a pimple on your gums, especially if the site is oozing pus or fluid of any kind, antibiotics are probably necessary. If you do not act quickly enough, you could lose the tooth.

Does Gum Disease Hurt?

Gum disease isn’t generally accompanied by obvious symptoms, at least in the early stages. However, as periodontal pockets develop as a result of neglecting the infection, many patients report a feeling they describe as a toothache. The pain is generally not localized, so it can be hard to tell just which portion of your mouth is the source of the discomfort. Teeth and gum tissue have nerves that are in very close proximity, so it’s easy to see why the pain senses can be confusing. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States, so if you have noticeable tenderness in your gingival tissues, or a toothache with no obvious origin, visit your Farmington Hills dentist as soon as possible.

Farmington Hills Dentist Can Ease Your Fears

If you have been putting off seeing the dentist because of fear, you may be a great candidate for sedation dentistry. We offer different forms to suit your needs at our Farmington Hills dentist office. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our 48335 dentist office at (248)566-6490. We are happy to provide comprehensive dentistry to patients from Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Detroit, and surrounding neighborhoods.