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Do You Have a Numb Tooth?
Posted on 6/8/2020 by Oasis Dental
Do You Have a Numb Tooth?Being aware of the condition of your mouth is as important as knowing the condition of your body. Your teeth oftentimes tell you that something is seriously wrong by sending signals to your brain in the form of toothaches. This may be seen as a negative, but with our modern medical understanding and technology, this allows us to swiftly solve the issue and prevent it from becoming worse.

But what if a tooth becomes numb? How can you tell? And What does it ultimately mean? Today, we will be talking about how to look for signs of tooth numbness and why you should take action if you discover this.

Signs Of A Numb Tooth

First off, if you are reading this and are concerned that you might have a numb tooth. Touch every tooth firmly but gently with your pinky finger. You should be able to feel this as teeth have nerves in them to tell you what is going on. If you aren't feeling any sense of touch except on your fingers, this indicates a numb tooth.

Second, if you were searching about numb teeth and landed here, you likely sensed something was off. Perhaps it feels different to eat, especially with hard, firm foods. Brushing is also a quick way to tell if something isn't right with a particular tooth.

What This Means And What To Do

The most likely scenario is that the tooth has died, if you aren't getting feeling back into the tooth in a few days. In this case, it is critical that you get the tooth treated - the procedure depends on how the tooth has died or what we feel would provide you with the best results.

If you would like to see us to get your teeth looked at, call our office with the number provided to schedule an appointment.
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