Painful teeth are something that every one of us has been encountered with. In most cases toothache is a response to inflammation of the pulp of the tooth, whereas external things such as hot, cold or sweet can trigger toothache. In that case, treatment is advisable because otherwise, pulp dies slowly and dental abscess develops. There is a number of things that can cause a toothache, but in most cases, dental decay, fractured or cracked tooth, irritation of the root and open tooth are the causes.
Causes of toothache
In some cases pain in the teeth can appear, even if the teeth are healthy. Those conditions are presented in the mouth and therefore, the pain that appears seems that it is of teeth origin. Abscess in the gum, ulceration of the gums and soft tissues, inflammation of the gums and tissue around the teeth, and sinus inflammation are the most common conditions that can appear and cause pain similar to toothache. If you have a toothache, it is important to visit a dentist, so that he could establish the cause of pain. Every tooth root has a nerve and that nerve can sometimes send wrong message to the brain, so the brain can be fooled about the source of the pain.
The best and easiest thing that you can do so that you could avoid this unpleasant experience is to maintain your oral hygiene, which means to brush your teeth regularly and decrease the use of sugar in your snacks and drinks. When brushing your teeth, it is best to use tooth paste that has fluoride and rinse the toothpaste after brushing. Always use dental floss or something else that cleans the space between the teeth, because it is difficult to clear that area with a regular toothbrush. Nowadays, there are special toothbrushes, or more precisely internal-dental brushes, that can be bought. You should have your teeth checked up regularly at the dentist even if you don’t feel that there is something wrong with your teeth.
In a case of a toothache, you should immediately visit your dentist so that you could start with your treatment immediately and prevent further development of the condition that has caused the pain. Otherwise, pain will become severe and cause even more problems. If you have pulpitis, it can easily be solved with a simple filling, while a dental abscess is bit more complicated and tooth removal may be necessary.
If you, for some reason, can’t visit your dentist immediately, you can try out some methods that can decrease your pain. Avoid eating and drinking of anything that is hot or sweet, try to decrease the pain with pain killers (ibuprofen), use the hot salt water if the pain is caused by tooth erupting, while, if your tooth is exposed, try with toothpaste for sensitive teeth that you can put on that area with toothbrush, or rub it in. Remember that this can only help with easing the pain, but it does not solve the problem. Visit dentist as soon as possible, so that you can save your teeth.