Toothaches can be caused for a variety of reasons, but one thing that they all have in common, they are all unpleasant. Gum and tissue surrounding it can also experience pain and discomfort.
Toothache pain can be mild or extremely painful. It can lead to facial swelling, headaches and in some cases, symptoms that resemble the flu.
Simple daily things like eating or drinking can become excruciating affairs, especially of said food r drink is particularly hot or cold.
So what causes toothaches:
– Tooth decay
– Orthodontic Treatment, where teeth are being moved can also be a cause
– Damaged teeth
– Partially erupted teeth.
Alleviate the Pain
Some of the advice for easing of pain:
– Painkillers like Paracetamol can help
– Rinsing your mouth with saltwater
– There are some great pain relieving mouth gels that you can get over the counter
– Food you eat; simply put, eat less tough food. Soft foods, like eggs and yogurt are optimal.
– Don’t eat on the painful tooth in question.
– Sat away from foods that are too hot or cold.
– If the toothache is because of orthodontic work, place wax over the affected area to ease tension.
Your dentist will examine and assess the problem and come back with an effective treatment plan to alleviate whatever discomfort you might be in. Common treatments include:
– General Dentistry