If you are facing pressure in your front teeth, there are a number of reasons this may be occurring. You may be brushing your teeth too hard. While you do want to clean your teeth as thoroughly as possible, brushing too aggressively can do more harm than good. It can wear away your actual tooth structure and lead to gum recession. Try brushing with less force to see if the pressure in your front teeth goes away.
Another reason you may experience pressure in your front teeth is gum infection. Believe it or not, nearly half of the adults in the United States who are over 30 years of age have some form of gum infection. Gum infection is the result of germs or bacteria that make their way to your teeth or gum area and multiply to the point where your body is simply unable to fight it off.
Tooth trauma may also lead to pressure in your front teeth. Trauma may occur after you fall and hit your tooth, sustain an injury in a car accident, or even chewed a hard food that hurt your tooth. In addition, you may notice pressure in your front teeth if you have a sinus infection. Since the roots of some teeth are close to the sinuses, the pressure from a sinus infection may mimic tooth pain and pressure.
If the pressure in your front teeth does not go away after a few weeks, it is in your best interest to consult an experienced dentist at our office. They can evaluate your mouth, teeth, and gums and help you pinpoint the cause of the pressure. In most cases, the pressure can be treated by treating the underlying cause of it.
Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
If you are coping with pressure in your front teeth that just won’t go away, call our office at (703) 542-7000. One dental team will evaluate your situation and let you know how to treat your discomfort.