Pain is treated as one of the most common indicators of dental illness. The time that we start to feel the pain in our teeth, whether it is caused by a tooth ache or by gums that bleed, we are already aware that our dental health is already in a bad condition and naturally, we start seeking dental care in the fastest possible time to relieve from the pain. In the case of a toothache, usually it requires filling, extraction or even dental implants. Normally, it depends on the seriousness of the situation. Likewise, as long as pain is not yet felt, some people already think that there is no problem in their dental condition and dental care is not yet needed. This idea is false.
Actually, this practice often leads us to an expensive and painful experience. The reason behind this is that waiting for pain to be felt before seeking dental care actually teaches us only to seek dental care when our dental illnesses is already in a grave situation. What most dental patients fail to see is that dental disease does not develop in an instant. In reality, it develops in a chain reaction. More often than not, pain is already an indicator of the seriousness of the dental problem. It is necessary for us to understand better the nature of dental disease in order to avoid it.
The reason why we only feel the pain when our dental problem already is in a serious condition is because diseases start first in cellular levels. Diseases at this level of development do not induce pain yet. In addition, pain only starts to be registered in our brain when significant areas of the tooth involved already incurred damages. In the case of toothaches, usually, pain only starts to be registered when surrounding tissues and supporting bone structures are already destroyed. It takes time before we can feel the pain that it causes and the time that passes before we can feel the pain is also the time when complications are starting to develop. In this case, in order for us to address the pain caused by toothaches, depending on the situation, extraction, filling and even dental implants is required.
The different factors that cause dental illnesses usually operates in a cause and effect fashion This development, when left untreated, goes to more and more complications, triggering a chain effect like pattern. To illustrate, let us consider a small tooth cavity. At its initial stages, pain is not yet felt. But as soon as these small cavities grow bigger and bigger, it eventually causes infection on the nerve. As soon as this infection realizes, we can now feel the excruciating pain identified in a toothache. This condition requires expensive dental treatment, such as root canal or extraction. This is also the case in the loss of a first molar (where six other teeth are affected) and bleeding gums (which leads to loose teeth and bone structure destruction). Avoiding this situations require regular dental check ups. When dental diseases are addressed in its early stages, it enables us to avoid unnecessary costs in all kinds of dental treatment, ranging from teeth whitening to root canal and dental implants.