Dealing with Tooth Pain

Dental Procedure for Tooth Pain

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What is Tooth pain? 

We know dealing with tooth pain can be very difficult. Tooth pain occurs due to a variety of reasons. Most often, it is momentary and fades away in a few days, and is nothing to worry about. A lot of times, though, it can be an indicator of deeper, underlying problems.

The basic cause of toothache is irritation in the nerves surrounding your teeth. Pain may occur at various times – when you eat something hot or cold, after dental extraction, or on stimulus.

Tooth Pain on Stimulus

When a Tooth pain occurs due to external stimulation, it usually due to physical causes. You might have a cavity or an enamel-related problem. This kind of pain is usually dull, throbbing, and spontaneous.

Some basic symptoms of tooth pain can be as follows:

  • Sharp, throbbing pain
  • Pain on applying pressure
  • Bad odour from the mouth
  • Swelling around the tooth
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Bad tasting discharge from tooth

Sometimes the pain may be associated with temperature changes. It may occur in response to hot or cold stimuli and linger for a while. This might be tooth sensitivity, and can be treated easily. This occurs when gums recede from the tooth, or when the enamel wears away.  

Tooth ache is often not a cause of worry, and its treatment is easy to do at home, unless it is severe and prolonged. To try dealing with tooth pain at home, you can try:

  • Rinsing your mouth with salt water
  • Applying peppermint tea bags to the affected area
  • Over-the-counter painkillers.
  • Apply clove oil to teeth
  • Use wheatgrass juice as mouthwash 

If you are experiencing this, you might try taking painkillers or gargling saltwater.

Emergencies are scary. The word elicits all kind of anxiety and tension. Dental emergencies, especially, can be particularly jarring. We recommend visiting your dentist as soon as possible on experiencing emergency tooth pain. Now, what makes a dental emergency? You should only be rushing to the dentist like DreamSmilez if you have these symptoms:

  • Severe Pain
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Abscesses
  • Loose or Broken Teeth

If you don’t have these symptoms, it is better to try dealing with tooth pain at home first.

However, besides these, you should also visit your dentist (non-emergency) when you experience:

  • White spots on gums or teeth
  • Canker Sores
  • Dry Mouth
  • Loose Crowns

The best way to prevent emergencies is to keep up with your dental hygiene. Custom plans made by your dentist can successfully prevent emergencies. Thus, saving you a trip to the Dentist.

Tooth Pain and Headache

If you are experiencing both of these symptoms, it is only natural to wonder how these are related. This is usually because a cranial nerve that provides sensation to most of our face, including our gums and teeth also causes headaches.

If you are experiencing both of these symptoms, it is only natural to wonder how these are related. This is usually because a cranial nerve that provides sensation to most of our face, including our gums and teeth also causes headaches.

All this might sound scary, but dealing with tooth pain of this kind can happen with simple procedures or even just medication.

Don’t be anxious if it doesn’t reduce with simple medication. Go and visit your dentist.

Pain Originating in the Oral Cavity

Pain originates in the Oral cavity because of an enamel-related problem. This kind of pain is usually intense and cause high discomfort.

The pain that originates in the oral cavity is triggered most often by injuries caused by hard food, sharp edges of teeth, excessive and hard brushing techniques, or accident-related injuries. Pain might occur due to tissue damage or mouth ulcers.

Most times, these heal on their own, or with minimal work from your dentist.

A lot of times, tooth pain is caused by cavities in your teeth. You will see a tiny opening in your teeth. However, the area is permanently damaged. These take place due to bacteria, sugary substances, or improper oral hygiene.

Most times, these heal on their own, or with minimal work from your dentist.

A lot of times, tooth pain is caused by cavities in your teeth. You will see a tiny opening in your teeth. However, the area is permanently damaged. These take place due to bacteria, sugary substances, or improper oral hygiene.

Tooth Pain at Certain Times

If you are experiencing tooth pain at certain times, know the reasons behind it and plan a visit to your dentist in case of unbearable discomfort.

Have you been feeling extreme tooth pain at certain times of the day? For example, at night, or in the afternoon, taking a nap? There is a very logical explanation behind this. Most people complain of heightened toothache at night, in bed.

This happens because there is more blood flow to the head when we are lying down, this heightens the sensitivity of our teeth. It also occurs because while sleeping, we unconsciously grind our teeth together, and the friction causes our teeth to hurt. 

The best way to deal with this is to sleep with your head elevated or to use a cold compress on the affected area. You can also try mind painkillers.

But mind that these are only temporary fixes, and any extreme pain should be looked at by a specialist.

Tooth Pain on Pressure

Your teeth might hurt when pressure is applied during brushing, flossing, orbiting.

It is more common for teeth to be sensitive to temperature, but often they can become sensitive to pressure as well. This might signal decay or damage to the pulp inside the tooth, and you might need a root canal. Usually, loss of enamel causes this. When the enamel becomes porous, it becomes more susceptible to pain on pressure.

  • Cold compresses
  • Chewing guava leaves or garlic
  • Prolonged tooth pain
  • Swelling in the mouth area

Tooth Pain and Diabetes

Uncontrolled Diabetes can affect tooth and create pain.  If you are experiencing tooth pain and have high diabetes readings, plan a visit to your dentist in case of unbearable discomfort.

Diabetes reduces blood supply to the gums, so people with diabetes become more prone to developing dental problems and often experience tooth pain. High blood sugar can also cause dry mouth and high plaque buildup.

You can try with some painkillers and an absolutely sugar-free diet

If you have diabetes and are experiencing a toothache, along with bleeding gums and bad breath, you should visit your dentist. Keep extra care of your dental hygiene.

Tooth Pain in Kids

Kids are less communicative than adults in explaining their discomfort when it comes to tooth pain.  Usually, parents observe the child’s behavior and suspect the tooth pain.

Toothache is very common in kids and can be caused by lots of reasons – broken teeth, incoming teeth, injuries, or just food that gets stuck. As parents, it is only natural to worry. If your child’s tooth hurts, make sure to ask them lots of questions – where, where kind, since when?

  • Dealing with tooth pain for kids can be cumbersome since they might be cranky or angry. Make them rinse their mouth with warm water. Use a cold compress.
  • If the pain persists, visit a dentist.

Emergency Tooth Pain

Emergencies are scary. The word elicits all kinds of anxiety and tension. Dental emergencies, especially, can be particularly jarring. Now, what makes a dental emergency?

You should only be rushing to the ER if you have these symptoms:

  • Severe Pain
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Abscesses
  • Loose or Broken Teeth

If you don’t have these symptoms, it is better to try dealing with tooth pain at home first.

The best way to prevent emergencies is to keep up with your dental hygiene. A custom plan made by your dentist can successfully prevent dental problems from progressing into emergencies and save you a trip to the Dentist.

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    1. Will it hurt?
    2. How long will this procedure take?
    3. I have a medical illness/condition that appears unrelated to my dental complaints. Do I need to tell my Dentist? Will this affect my XYZ treatment?
    4. I have recently ceased/ am currently on medication for a medical illness/condition. Do I need to tell my Dentist? Is it safe for me to get XYZ Dental Procedure done at this time?
    5. I am pregnant. Is it safe for me to get XYZ Dental Procedure done at this time?
    6. I am a lactating mother. Will XYZ Dental Procedure affect the health of my child?
  1. Child-friendly information for children and parents, describing the Why, What and How of Tooth pain (Multiple sets based on age?)
  2. Printable child-friendly pre/post-operative instructions.
  3. Resources (such as games/fun quizzes/puzzles based on the disease and procedure) to help familiarize child prior to treatment.

Since toothache is usually caused by tooth decay, proper oral hygiene practices can prevent it to some extent.

  • Brush regularly (twice a day) with fluoride toothpaste
  • Floss daily
  • Avoid using tobacco products and smoking
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year

Toothache is often not a cause of worry and can be treated at home unless it is severe and prolonged.

To treat tooth pain at home, you can try rinsing your mouth with saltwater, applying peppermint tea bags to the affected area, cold compresses, chewing guava leaves or garlic, or over-the-counter painkillers.

However, many toothaches require special medical attention, and you must never put off a visit to the dentist when you have a toothache that you can’t cure at home.

References:

https://www.aae.org/patients/dental-symptoms/tooth-pain/

https://www.uofmhealth.org/health-library/tooth

https://www.health.harvard.edu/decision_guide/jaw-gum-or-tooth-pain

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