Stress Could Be the Hidden Cause of Painful Teeth and Bleeding Gums
Following her revelation, Demi expressed hope that something can be done about stress which is one of the biggest killers. Stress ranks as high as heart disease in causing fatalities.
Here are some signs that stress is damaging your teeth and affecting your oral health:
- Shortened and translucent teeth point to teeth grinding, also referred to as bruxism. Pay a visit to your dentist if you notice that your teeth are becoming translucent and shorter. The dentist will create a mouthguard to be worn especially at night to protect the teeth from further damage.
- Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease which could be caused by or made worse by stress. Your dentist may recommend deep cleaning or root planing as some of the treatments for bleeding gums.
- Sore jaws and clicking jaw joints are a sign of stress and require the professional services of a dentist. You may be given special splints to rectify the joint or Botox to relax the muscle.
- Root canal problems may occur in severe cases of teeth grinding that exposes the nerves in your teeth. Removal of infected tooth pulp is required to clear any problems.
- Dental abscesses are common when going through stress since the body is not able to fight off infection. Treatment with antibiotics will help to get rid of the abscesses.
- Bad breath is caused by the buildup of stomach acids in times of stress that lead to reflux. Your general practitioner will provide medication to treat acid reflux that may include antacids.
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