3 Reasons Why You Are Feeling Pressure in Your Front Teeth

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Have you begun to feel an uncomfortable sensation of pressure in your front teeth recently? Your teeth contain a bundle of nerves and blood vessels that connect to the rest of your body. This bundle of nerves allows your teeth to feel sensations of pressure and temperature. This is useful for you while you are eating. However, if you are feeling a sustained feeling pressure, something is wrong.

But don't panic. Once you understand why it is happening, you can then begin to do something to remedy the problem. The following points are the most common reasons for feeling pressure in your front teeth.

1. Bruxism

Bruxism refers to the unconscious habit of grinding your teeth while asleep. Nighttime grinding puts enormous pressure on your teeth and gums. As a result, you might wake up in the morning with aching teeth — and this feeling might remain with you throughout the day.

Bruxism usually occurs for two reasons. First, if you are going through a period of stress in your life, you might have begun to grind your teeth at night. Stress is one of the causes of bruxism. Secondly, if one or more of your teeth has moved out of alignment, your brain could be trying to correct the issue while you sleep by moving your jaw. Whatever the cause, you need your dentist to identify the cause and have them create a custom nightguard to protect your teeth and gums at night.

2. Tooth Infection

Tooth infections don't always hurt but in some cases, the resulting abscess is also hidden out of sight within behind your tooth and gum tissue. Dental abscesses are essentially pus-filled sacs that gradually fill up as more bacteria and white blood cells fill the tiny space within. This causes a buildup of pressure within the affected tooth and the surrounding area. To identify an abscess that is hidden out of sight, you'll need a dentist to perform an examination using an X-ray.

3. Gum Disease

Gum disease can also cause tooth and gum pressure. This occurs because oral bacteria invade the gums that help to hold your teeth in place. Eventually, inflammation sets in and your gums begin to recede away from your teeth and expose the sensitive roots. You might then feel sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, feel pain when biting down and a continued sensation of pressure.

See your dentist or a periodontist to confirm whether gum disease is to blame. If you suspect it might be gum disease, don't put off a dental visit. Gum disease is a very serious problem that could eventually cost you your teeth.

If you feel constant pressure in your front teeth, look for the above-mentioned signs. But whether you identify the problem or not, contact local dental services. They'll be able to give you a more accurate diagnosis and recommend suitable treatment.

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19 February 2020

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