Toothache or Dental Pain
The pain caused by
The main cause of
The inflammation of gum tissue or nerves inside your tooth are the ones that cause the most unbearable pain.
Causes of Dental Pain
- Tooth decay
- Abscessed teeth
- Fractured tooth
- Damaged fillings
- Teeth grinding
- Infected or receding gums
Other possible problems that don’t affect the dental pulp but lead to some level of pain and discomfort include:
- Mouth ulcers developing
- Sore gums from erupting teeth
- Sinus inflammation
- Jaw pain caused by injuries
First Aid for A toothache
There are some remedies you can use at home to help reduce pain from a toothache such as:
- Clove oil
- Dental floss
- Numbing gels
- Cold compress
- Over the counter painkillers
Clean the mouth – rinse the mouth with a saline solution. Gently floss the teeth to get rid of any food particles that are stuck between the teeth.
Control the swelling and pain – apply a cold compress outside the affected area. Take painkillers like paracetamol or ibuprofen to reduce pain. Aspirin is not recommended for those under 12. Also, don’t apply painkillers against gums near the aching tooth.
Put two drops of clove oil on a small piece of cotton. Place this against the tooth until the pain gradually disappears. Keep the cotton in place by biting down.
See a dentist immediately – if these remedies didn’t work and the pain still lingers, call your dentist or head over to the nearest dental clinic as soon as possible. If left untreated, the simple toothache could lead to a more serious problem.
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If you are experiencing a dental emergency and in need of professional help, call us as soon as possible for an emergency appointment. Our responsive team will quickly attend to your needs and help you feel at ease while providing the relief you need from that toothache or injury.
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