General Dental Informtion

Methods for Relieving Toothache

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That frustrating, painful annoyance that occurs during the night. Toothache. Nearly everyone has experienced it, here’s a few ways to relieve it, and information about toothaches.. A quick tip is to use, use the salt and water solution and a cold compress. It is recommended to dissolve half of a teaspoon of salt in a cup of water and gargle with the solution, then spit it out. Salt-water is a disinfectant and it can help to relieve pain temporarily.

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Toothache Pain Relief in Children

Toothache in children is commonly due to an injury to the physical tooth. The most common damage to the tooth is tooth decay, which is due from a lack of dental hygiene. Sugar and starch are the food products that may cause the bacteria inside the mouth to damage the teeth. The bacteria inside the mouth feed on sugar and starch and they produce a type of acid that can result in tooth decay. Therefore, brushing the teeth is necessary after every meal. Children are more at risk of dental infections than adults. To relieve toothache pain in children the dental hygiene must be observed and you must pay a visit to a dentist every six months.

Reasons for Toothaches

In most cases toothaches are due from the person’s teeth / gums, with in some cases from other parts. A more exact list would be below:

Mouth or Jaw Injury:  These cases can be caused by the trauma of a sudden pressure to the face.

Sinus Infections:  The drainage from sinus infections can lead to tooth pain.

Tooth Decay: The bacteria cause dental caries and the nerves in your tooth might cause the pain.

Dental Filling & Extraction: Tooth extraction or dental fillings can expose the nerve inside the tooth to pain.

Dental Abscess: In case of ignoring the decayed tooth, the infection might move to the tooth root and lead to a tooth abscess.

Food debris remained between Your Teeth: Organic or mineral matters that remained between your teeth can apply pressure on your teeth.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder: The temporomandibular joint is responsible for chewing and talking, and any injury to this part can be quite painful. It can affect your teeth as well.

Gum Diseases:  Gum diseases such as periodontal diseases can cause toothache or pain.

Bruxism: Grinding your teeth when you are asleep can result in a toothache.

Methods for Relieving Toothache during the Night

Take pain relievers, taking drugs such as Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, and Aspirin can subside mild tooth pain. Using an anesthetic gel or cream – mostly containing Benzocaine – can help subsiding pain for a longer time.

Avoid eating acidic, cold, or hard food right before you go to sleep. These food products can intensify your tooth decay. Try to avoid foods that can exacerbate your pain.

Wash your teeth with mouthwash.

Use an ice pack before going to sleep. Cover an ice pack with a cloth and place it on the part of your face that you feel pain. This can help to subside your pain, and then you can rest.

Preventing Toothache

Brush your teeth twice a day, and always remember to floss. Besides, regular visits to your dentist for dental examinations are quite important since the cause of the pain can be diagnosed and treated before suffering from toothache.

Methods for Relieving Toothache FAQ

1- What are the Reasons for Toothaches?

Not properly treated dental cavities. The dental cavity can continue and move to the vessels and tooth nerve. When the cavity gets closer to the tooth nerve it can cause pain.

2- What should We Do to Prevent Dental Decay from Reaching the Nerves?

It can be diagnosed by a precise examination by a dentist and its treatment will be easy and cost-effective and it can reduce the possibility of damaging the vessels and tooth nerves.

3- The Reasons for Toothache when Eating?

If you feel pain in your teeth when you are eating it can be due to decay or enamel fracture.

4- How to Prevent Toothache?

The best way to prevent toothache is by practicing oral hygiene. Avoid eating food and drinking beverages with too much sugar and in case of consumption, remember to brush your teeth after that. Pay a regular visit to the dentist every six months.

5- What Can Cause Toothache?

Tooth decay, tooth fracture, tooth cracks or chips, dental abscess, gum ulcers, gum inflammation, a cyst at the end of the root, tooth infection, tooth nerve involvement and cavity, fracture in enamel, crown, or root are among the factors causing a toothache.

Dr Abdolreza Jamilian Orthodontist

About Dr Abdolreza Jamilian Orthodontist

Dr. Jamilian, an orthodontist, has a specialized fellowship in orthodontic surgery and maxillofacial abnormalities and is a professor in the orthodontics department of the Dentistry School of the Islamic Azad University. He is member of Iranian and European Board of Orthodontics (EBO) and is a member of the Iranian, American and European Orthodontists Association.

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