Do you suffer from pain in your teeth or with your gums? This can have various causes. We are happy to tell you which causes of tooth pain exist.
The sensitive tooth neck
When you suffer from a hypersensitive nerve or a sensitive tooth neck, you experience strong, stabbing pain that persists. In addition, you feel pain with hot or cold food and drinks. When a sensitive tooth neck is a cause, the pain goes away automatically. Is the tooth becoming more sensitive and does the pain last longer? Then this can indicate a nerve inflammation. Your dentist can help you with this.
Would you describe your toothache as a nagging and nagging pain? And do you suffer from a bad, bitter taste in the mouth? Then inflamed gums or a piercing wisdom tooth may be the cause. There is often a painful area to feel the gums. The gums can also be thicker. Brushing or bracing the painful area can help. If this does not help, you can go to the dentist. This can spray the inflamed gums in front of you with a hydrogen peroxide solution so that the pain passes.
Pain after various treatments
The removal of tartar
After removing tartar, pain may develop because your gums were inflamed or because the tooth necks are exposed. Therefore, do not brush the teeth too hard, but do it accurately. The problem will be over in a few days.
The drilling and filling
After the drilling and filling of a tooth or molar, your teeth can be more sensitive to heat and cold and the feeling of ‘streams’ can arise. Although this pain can sometimes take four to six weeks, this does not have to be worrying. Does the pain become more intense and longer? Then we advise you to contact us.
The nerve treatment
Pain after a nerve treatment can sometimes be very intense. However, this often does not last longer than two days. If an ordinary painkiller does not help during this period or if the pain lasts longer, you can contact us.
The nerve inflammation and the root spot inflammation
Do you suffer from sharp, stinging and persistent pain that radiates to other teeth or molars? And does the pain increase with heat or cold? Then this can indicate a nerve inflammation. A nerve inflammation is characterized by a severe immune response of the blood vessels in the tooth. These blood vessels are open, as it were, and the pressure in the tooth nerve will increase as a result of the escape of fluid. This is the cause of the pain that you experience.
A nerve inflammation can occur because a hole in the tooth is not treated in time. Then bacteria can enter the nerve. To preven,t further problems (such as a jaw inflammation), it is wise to consult the dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, you can relieve the pain with a safe painkiller such as Paracetamol.
A dead tooth nerve
Does the pain of your nervous system go away after a while? Then the tooth nerve probably died. Yet it is possible that the tooth or tooth will become sensitive again after some time but in a different way. The pain is deeper in the jaw, is dull in character and the painful tooth is easier to pinpoint. When the tooth or molar feels a bit higher and is sensitive to biting, this may indicate a root spot inflammation. You can also get a big jaw. In this case, it is best to contact your dentist.
It is also possible that the sharp pain in case of a nerve inflammation does not pass, but that the pain with biting and pressure on the jaw even intensifies. In some cases, you also get a fat face. You then have to deal with a combination of root-point inflammation and a nerve inflammation. In that case, it is also essential to consult your dentist.