Posted on 10/25/2019 by Dr. Nick Raptou
|Among many people, the challenge of waking up with sore teeth is pretty standard. Many at times, when we go to bed out teeth usually feel beautiful and healthy. However, upon waking up, our teeth might be feeling sore.
The sore teeth tend to be accompanied by jaw pain or headache, which can cause lots of inconveniences or discomfort. An individual who wakes up with painful teeth may be able to brush their teeth or unable to take their breakfast. It's not a great way to start your day. On top of that, it can also be doing more significant damage to your teeth, especially if you are ill from a disorder such as TMD or bruxism. Therefore, what are some of the reasons why you might be waking up with a toothache?
Jaw Clenching or Teeth Grinding While Sleeping
One of the most common reasons why we wake up with aching teeth is because we tend to teeth grind and jaw clench while asleep. Research shows that 1 out of every 12 people grind their teeth while sleeping. Grinding of teeth may be caused by several things, including dreams, increased stress levels, and fluctuating temperatures.
Food Stuck Within Your Teeth
Apart from jaw clenching, another common reason for toothache is the failure of brushing teeth after meals. The most effective way of preventing cavity resulting from food particles on your teeth is by brushing your teeth after every meal, especially after dinner.
Many at times, having your gums and teeth probed using dental tools may cause some soreness for some time. However, you should not worry as this type of pain will subside after some time.