Toothache

Toothache Treatment to Relieve the Pain by an Expert Dentist

Aaahhh… toothache has a way of keeping us away at nights, making us remember our parents, grandparents, dentists, internet searches and finally God!

Having a toothache can be really painful, particularly when you don’t know what to do. There are few things you can take care of to reduce the pain until you get into a clinic like J B Dentistry – a complete family dental care.

Toothache Treatment

What is toothache?

Toothache is a pain caused when the nerve of a tooth is irritated and inflamed. The inflamed tooth will become sensitive to pressure, heat, cold and sweets. The pain usually begins suddenly and it may vary from mild to severe, which is often more painful during the night. All most all the people may suffer from a toothache at some point in their lives. Those who have experienced a toothache must visit a dentist for diagnosis and treatment. Most tooth pains become worse if left untreated.

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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1111 S. Grand Avenue, Suite I,
Diamond Bar, CA 91765,
Ph: (909) 861 2811,
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