What is meant by toothache?
Pain or an annoying feeling in one or more teeth or gums
Pain in one or more teeth or molars is usually a symptom of an underlying problem with teeth or gums. Depending on the cause, the pain varies from a dull, nagging pain to violent palpitations. A toothache can last for a few minutes, but also continue continuously.
A sharp pain that occurs when biting or consuming hot, cold or sweet foods or drinks can be a symptom of the first stage of a hole. A damaged tooth, receding gums or a progressive condition on the gums can also cause a toothache. A dull pain in the molar during chewing can be the result of gum disease caused by the accumulation of plaque (a deposit of food particles, saliva, and bacteria). A dull pain can also be caused by food sandwiched between teeth or molars.
A persistent, severe, stinging pain may be the result of progressive tooth decay the soft tissue in the pulp, in which the nerves and blood vessels run, is inflamed. If the pain changes in such a way that tooth or molar is sensitive to touch, this may mean that the pulpitis has developed into an abscess in the pulp where tissue has been inflamed and died. The infection can spread to surrounding tissue and be accompanied by fever, and sometimes with a swelling in the face. The lymph nodes in the neck can also be set up and sensitive.
Pain and tenderness in the back of the mouth can be caused by a break-through wisdom tooth. The gums can hurt a lot if the molar appears partially or grows crooked.
Sometimes the toothache can occur as a result of a condition elsewhere in the body, such as forehead inflammation, middle ear infection or something on the temporomandibular joint.
What can you do yourself?
If you have a toothache, you should consult your dentist as soon as possible, especially if you have a fever or thickening of the face.
Painkillers such as aspirin or paracetamol may relieve the pain while you are waiting for treatment. Rinsing your mouth with salt water can also help. Clove oil, available without a prescription, can relieve the pain if you rub it against the painful tooth. But only the dentist can permanently help you with your pain.
Your dentist will ask for the symptoms and examine your teeth and gums. He or she can also take X-rays to see the tooth decay.
If the pain is caused by tooth decay, the dentist will drill away the affected parts and fill the holes with an ordinary filler such as amalgam or composite to stop the pain and prevent further decay. If you have gum disease, your dentist will remove the plaque. He or she can also prescribe antibiotics for a possible infection. If tooth decay is already developed and you have pulpitis or an abscess, a root canal treatment may be required, removing the soft tissue from the element. The cavity is disinfected to stop the inflammation, and the root canal and the hole are permanently filled. An element that is very damaged or damaged and causes a lot of pain, can possibly be drawn.
To prevent a toothache, brush and floss your teeth regularly. You are also advised to regularly have your teeth checked.