Tooth Decay

Cost Effective Tooth Decay Treatment and Prevention in Children and Adults

Cavities or tooth decay are not fun! They will seriously take away from joy of eating and make everyday life uncomfortable. The threat of tooth decay may stop you from pampering in your favorite treats. Tooth decay can be a constant problem but it is the common preventable disease associated with your teeth.

Today, this article is going to give information on prevention of tooth decay from occurring and the available treatments for tooth decay. Go on reading!

tooth-decay

What causes it?

Tooth decay is often the primary cause of toothache. Other causes of a toothache may include the following:

  • A cracked or chipped tooth
  • Eruption of wisdom teeth
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Traumatic injury
  • Infected gums
  • Inflammation of the tooth pulp
  • Grinding teeth
  • A damaged filling
  • An exposed tooth root and gum disease like periodontitis or gingivitis

What are the symptoms?

Contact your dentist immediately when you experience a toothache along with some of the following symptoms:

  • Swelling of the gum or jaw at the affected tooth
  • Painful chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Trouble breathing and swallowing
  • Severe pain and bleeding gums
  • A facial rash associated with a toothache
  • Fever and headache
  • Pain when you chew
  • A foul-tasting discharge

How to treat the condition?

Professional care:

Treatment method for toothache will depend on the underlying cause of the condition. To figure out the cause of the toothache, your dentist will first look at your mouth area and teeth carefully. Your dentist also suggests for dental x-rays, which help to indicate if the problem lies in the root or the gums. Possible dental treatment options for a toothache relief consist of filling the tooth cavity, root canal treatment and prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to treat any infection or removing the tooth.

Home remedies:

Natural remedies may help to provide some relief from the symptoms. But if you do not have immediate access to a dentist or need to wait for a scheduled appointment. Several easy and simple methods help to relieve a severe toothache include:

  • Rinsing mouth with warm salt water
  • Using dental floss to clear out any food debris
  • Taking pain-reliever medications like aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen
  • Applying a cold compress on the outside of the cheek. Do not use heat compression as it can often increase infection
  • Rubbing a few drops of clove oil on the impacted tooth many times daily until the ache disappears
  • Wheat grass juice is among the best natural fix for toothache as it is an explicit mouthwash for tooth decay.
  • Pour some whisky or vodka on a cotton ball and put it on the affected tooth.

Prevention measures

The best way to prevent toothache as well as other oral problems is to maintain your teeth and gums healthy. To achieve this, you need to follow:

  • Brushing your teeth regularly with fluoride contained toothpaste. Gently brush your gums and tongue too
  • Flossing once daily
  • Limiting your daily intake of sugary foods and beverages
  • Visiting your dentist twice a year for oral examination and professional cleaning

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