There are several reasons why you can have mouth pain, and our Dentist in Riverside, CA can help to find the cause by examining your mouth to find problems that are affecting your oral health.
During a dental office visit at our Riverside, CA location, you will likely have x-rays taken of your mouth and gums to understand if the discomfort is caused by an issue deeper in the tissue. It is possible to have more than one problem happening at once that is leading to mouth pain. Smile Advantage is able to provide treatments or procedures to help you feel better and get you out of pain quickly.
Here are some of the common causes of mouth pain:
Tooth decay or infection: Cavities and gum disease are two of the most common causes of mouth pain. If these problems are not treated, they can lead to more serious health issues such as tooth loss or even heart disease.
Injury: If you have been in an accident that has caused damage to your mouth, it is not uncommon for this pain to continue. This can be a very difficult problem when the injury was serious and treatment requires medications or surgery.
Oral cancer: A tumor is one of the most worrisome problems in our mouths because it may not have any symptoms until it is too late. While this occurs more in older adults, the risk of oral cancer does increase with tobacco and alcohol use.
Mouth ulcers: Mouth sores are a common problem that people experience at some point in their life. There are several reasons why you may develop mouth ulcers and our dentist will look for the underlying cause of your discomfort while also providing treatment for the pain.
Tongue or cheek biting: Some people bite on one side of their mouth more than the other, which can lead to pain and problems with chewing. If you are suffering from this condition, our dentist may recommend treatment options that will help you stop biting your cheeks or tongue.
Misaligned teeth: If your upper and lower jaws do not fit together correctly it can lead to pain in the jaw area as well as headaches. This problem is known as TMJ disorder, which is caused by muscles being used incorrectly. Our dentist can provide you with a custom-made mouth guard to help correct the misalignment and reduce the pain.
If you are experiencing any type of mouth pain, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Ali Shmara at 951-363-3972 today. We will work with you to find the cause of your discomfort and provide treatment that will help you feel better.