If you're experiencing a loss of feeling in a specific area around your gum or tooth, there may be an explanation for this. However, it is important to note that this is a serious dental emergency that our office should be contacted about. When you have a numb area in the mouth, know more about what is happening and why our dental professionals are the first to call.
Why Did Your Tooth Go Numb?
If this happens to you, then make sure to call our dental practice sooner, rather than later. Teeth are alive, and they require blood vessels and nerves in order to stay alive. This is why when you have tooth decay, it becomes painful if the decay gets too far into the tooth. It hits the nerves inside the tooth and into the pulp of the tooth.
If there is numbness in the mouth, then the tooth may have lost contact with the parts that keep it alive such as the nerves and blood vessels. Having it go numb can be a sign that the tooth and surrounding area is starting to die. This is something that can be addressed, but it must be addressed as soon as the first symptoms are noticed, as this can indicate loss of the tooth if it is ignored.
However, other things that can cause a numb tooth are sinus infections, clogged noses, eating food that is too spicy, grinding your teeth regularly and other less severe issues, though they should be addressed if the numbness does not go away.
Contact Us Today
Give us a call today if you notice that you cannot feel the teeth or gum area in your mouth. This serious issue should be taken care of sooner, rather than later. We can make time to have you come in, so we can take a look. Call today.
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