We easily forget how painful toothache is until we get hit (again). Studies have shown that more than 95% of the population suffers from toothache several times in their lives.
In principle, anyone who is tormented by a toothache should immediately consult a dentist or contact the dental emergency service. A toothache should be taken seriously and in most cases has a clear reason. A professional treatment quickly remedy. But what to do if the toothache comes unexpectedly when traveling or at the weekend or if work and family do not allow immediate treatment? Here are some insider tips on How to Stop Tooth Pain, put together to temporarily manage pain. See your dentist as soon as possible. Our tips will give you relief, but probably not a cure or a complete solution to the problem.
What are the possible causes of toothache?
- Tooth injury
- Abscess (suppurated) tooth
- Infected gums
- Broken teeth or tooth decay
- Extreme mouth movements (chewing) such as chewing and grinding
- Damaged filling
- TMJ diseases
- Dental accident and eruption
Toothache can also manifest itself as symptoms of heart disease (angina pectoris, heart attack), ear infections, or other sinus diseases.
What type of toothache do you have?
Try to classify your toothache
Toothache can be symptoms of major problems in your mouth and can have various causes. First, try to locate the painful area and classify the symptoms.
Is it a sharp, sharp pain that feels like someone is hitting your tooth with a sharp object?
Is it a throbbing pain that feels like the tooth has its own heartbeat?
Is it an inflammation around the tooth, possibly with a red, irritated gum line?
Is it a general pain in the mouth and jaw that is difficult to localize?
Teeth that are sensitive to pain can appear again and again and are often successfully treated with toothpaste for, particularly sensitive teeth. Sharp pain often indicates a defect in the tooth or an injury that you should definitely have examined by a dentist, as well as long-lasting pain of more than 30 seconds after eating hot or cold food. Constant and severe pain combined with a feeling of pressure, swelling of the gums, and sensitivity to touch, speak for an infection in the jaw or the surrounding tissue, possibly also for gum inflammation. Here, too, your first route should be to a dentist and your activity in the fight against pain should be until this date. Dull toothache and pressure in the upper row of teeth can either indicate a form of gnashing of teeth – also called bruxism – or radiation of frontal sinus headache, which can also be felt on the face and teeth.
Bad tasting drainage from the infected tooth or even fever, ear, or headache are signs that you should take seriously.
A strong toothache has a wide range of causes. If your pain is constant or cannot be resolved quickly, be sure to see a dentist. Only he is able to make a professional assessment of your causes of pain and to quickly remedy the situation.