Diabetes and Tooth Pain

Diabetes can have a negative effect on the oral health. For instance, periodontal disease or gum disease can lead to painful chewing difficulties and even tooth loss. Dry mouth, often a symptom of uncontrolled diabetes, can have a sore and burning mouth sensation.

Ulcers in the mouth that have difficulty healing can also become painful, making it difficult to eat and brush your teeth.

Tooth decay, also very common can lead to root canal infections if not dealt with promptly.

However other times, we might have gum and teeth problems taking place without pain. Periodontal disease or gum disease is known to be silent, meaning it will not have apparent symptoms most of the times. Decay, can also be present in the mouth allowing your teeth to rot without you noticing it.

Some of the signs and symptoms of gum disease might include:

  • Red, swollen or tender gums
  • Occasional bleeding when brushing and flossing
  • Gums that are receding or pulling away from the teeth, causing the teeth to look longer than before
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Occasional bad taste or breath

Some of the signs and symptoms of decay might include:

  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Discoloration on the tooth
  • A chipping tooth
  • Pain or tenderness on biting

If you are uncertain of the health of your mouth and would like to have piece of mind, contact us for a consultation and we will ensure 02075639980.