Painful teeth are a common nightmare for most people. It can happen to anyone at any age and regardless of the state of your oral hygiene. If you are reading this, it means that you’ve probably experienced that moment many times before – the moment when you wake up with an aching jaw and sensitive teeth. It’s no big deal but it can be quite annoying if it happens almost every day. The pain usually lasts for about 15 minutes but is usually enough to stop you from going back to sleep. If you have ever woken up with painful teeth, then this article is for you! You will discover some common reasons why your teeth hurt when waking up, as well as what can be done about it.
Why Do My Teeth Hurt When I Wake Up
Your mouth is dry!
A dry mouth can be a cause of tooth pain when waking up. You may wake up with a dry mouth if you’ve consumed too much alcohol and/or if you’ve been prescribed certain types of medication. Most people experience dry mouth during the night, which can damage their teeth and gums. Dental plaque (a sticky substance consisting of bacteria and food particles) is one of the main causes of tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and bad breath. If your mouth is dry, you are less likely to clean your teeth properly. This can result in the formation of plaque and lead to tooth decay and gingivitis.
Morning mouth and dry mouth are not the same things!
Morning mouth is a common condition that can cause tooth pain and your teeth may feel especially sensitive in the morning, as well as when you brush or floss them. Morning mouth is a result of saliva being reduced and/or the increased flow of saliva during sleep. Saliva is an important cleaning agent, as it washes away bacteria and prevents tooth decay. When you wake up, you normally have reduced saliva production, which can cause sensitivity in your teeth. You can’t do much about morning mouth other than drinking water and eating a healthy diet. You can also reduce the effects of morning mouth by brushing your teeth for only 10 seconds, flossing after every meal, and using a mouthwash. It’s also important to remember that your teeth will be sensitive in the morning as long as you have gum disease, cavities or loose teeth.
Foods that may cause tooth pain when you wake up
Some foods can be directly responsible for tooth pain. The main culprits include sugary foods, hard or crunchy foods, acidic foods, and spicy foods. If you eat those types of food before going to bed, you can wake up with tooth pain. A few hours after eating, the acidity in your food can cause damage to your teeth. If you eat sugary foods, the bacteria in your mouth feed on the sugar and produce a by-product called acid. This can cause tooth decay, as well as sensitivity in your teeth.
Brushing and flossing before bedtime can help!
If you want to avoid waking up to tooth pain, brushing and flossing your teeth before going to bed is highly recommended. Most people don’t brush or floss their teeth after dinner, which can cause the formation of plaque and lead to tooth decay. If you have a very serious case of tooth sensitivity, you should consider using fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride is a strengthening agent that can prevent your teeth from becoming sensitive. It’s recommended to brush your teeth after every meal and before going to bed.
Aching molar syndrome
Aching molar syndrome is a condition when an upper molar (any of the large teeth found in your mouth behind your front teeth) becomes loose and causes tooth pain. Aching molar syndrome is usually a result of teeth grinding during sleep or chewing on a piece of hard food. If you have this condition, you should see a dentist as soon as possible in order to avoid tooth loss and other complications. A dentist will normally provide you with a mouth guard and/or prescribe you some strong painkillers.
Brushing too hard during the night
Another cause of tooth pain when waking up is brushing too hard during the night. You should brush your teeth for about five minutes, twice a day. If you brush your teeth for too long, you can damage your gums and cause tooth sensitivity. Some people brush their teeth too hard because they are in pain, which can lead to a serious condition known as bruxism. Bruxism is a condition when a person grinds their teeth while sleeping. The best way to prevent brushes too hard is to use a timer and a soft toothbrush.
Dry mouth and dehydration
If your teeth hurt when you wake up, it could be dehydration. After sleeping, your metabolism slows down, which leads to the accumulation of toxins and disease-causing germs in your body. When you wake up in the morning, your body hasn’t been able to cleanse itself properly. This can result in a dry mouth, which can cause tooth sensitivity. You should drink plenty of water during the day and also before going to bed. This will help cleanse your body of toxins and prevent tooth sensitivity.
Calcium deficiency and vitamin D deficiency
If you are experiencing a lot of tooth pain, you may be suffering from a vitamin D or calcium deficiency. Both of these nutrients are important for strong and healthy teeth. A deficiency in either of these nutrients can cause tooth pain, as well as other health problems. You can get more calcium and vitamin D from vegetables and fruits, as well as dairy products, nuts, and sun exposure.
You can also take vitamin supplements to make up for any deficiencies, but make sure you talk to your doctor first.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome
TMJ syndrome is a serious condition that causes extreme pain in the jaw joint. This is usually caused by an injury, stress, or misalignment of the jaw. If you have TMJ syndrome, you will experience tooth pain and sensitivity, as well as earache and a very bad headache.
Cavities, gum disease and loose teeth are not the only things you should be aware of. If you experience any of these symptoms, it may indicate a more serious underlying issue. So, if you wake up with tooth pain, it’s best to see a dentist, even if you’re unsure of the cause. After all, you can’t be too careful when it comes to your teeth!
## Gum Pain
A lot of people experience tooth pain, as well as gum pain when they wake up. Gum pain is a result of inflammation in the gums. The causes of gum pain can be different.
If you have gum disease, you will experience gum pain when you wake up. Gum disease starts with a buildup of plaque, food particles, and bacteria in the mouth. This can lead to an irreversible condition called periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss.
If you have a dry mouth, you are also more likely to have gum pain. You can prevent gum pain by brushing your teeth after every meal and using a mouthwash.+
If you have gum pain and tooth pain together, it is most likely caused by tooth decay or gum disease. If the source of your pain is not obvious, then it’s important to get a proper diagnosis before you can start treating the cause with a dentist. The best thing to do is go see a dentist. The dentist will be able to suggest measures you can take to avoid the cause of your pain and will also be able to provide treatment when the problem cannot be avoided.
If you have gum pain and red, swollen gums, it may mean that you have gingivitis. Gingivitis is an infection in the gums that leads to inflammation and irritation. While there are no known serious long-term health effects of having gingivitis, it can lead to periodontal disease if left untreated. This can cause tooth loss and other serious issues with your oral health and overall health if left untreated. Gingivitis is reversible but needs treatment from a dentist in order to prevent further damage from occurring. To treat gingivitis, your dentist will scrape off the plaque from your teeth. They may also prescribe special mouthwash for you to use for two weeks until you visit them again for further treatment. You should also brush twice daily, once after every meal. In addition, try using an electric toothbrush instead of a manual one, as this will help remove more plaque from your teeth. If you notice any white spots or patches on your teeth, that could be a sign of gingivitis. You need to see a dentist immediately if you see these spots.
When you have gum pain, tooth pain, or teeth sensitivity, it’s important to get a proper diagnosis early on. If you treat the problem soon enough, you may be able to prevent long-term dental and overall health issues from occurring.