Tooth pain is a common complaint coming from prospective patients of ours—it’s not only a pesky pain to have, but it can lead to significant damage if not treated within a reasonable amount of time. Plus, tooth pain can originate in a phantom way, meaning most tooth pain isn’t present before things really hurt. Unfortunately, that’s the beauty of oral health. We’ve comprised ways to tell if your tooth pain is of serious concern below…
More often than not, we get patients in who have been enduring such a rough schedule, that they find themselves admitting they neglect their dental health on a daily basis. First off, it’s normal for this to occur, especially in patients with hectic lives, jobs, kids and responsibilities that take away from self care.
Your temporomandibular joint is known as a massive joint that connects your head to your lower jaw. Though flexible, it can “lock up”, causing sharp pain or excessive grinding that is utterly painful to the patient, and often able to stop someone in their tracks to solely focus on the lingering pain.
Picture this: You’ve just accepted your dream job at the top firm in New York City and you’re presented with their benefits package by HR. The company offers stellar health insurance benefits, but no dental benefits. Instead, they offer unlimited vacation and mental health days, sick leave and maternity leave. But when you ask for dental coverage, they shrug and say that you don’t need it.