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Ten types of toothache

Pain is your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong, but it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact source of your pain. Toothache, for example, can have many causes, each of which requires its own approach to both treatment and resolution. Below we will look at some of the most common causes of toothache and how you can alleviate the problems associated with them.

1. Cavities
Caries (also called caries) is one of the main causes of toothache. The cavity is a localized area of ​​caries caused by bacteria in the mouth. While most carious cavities do not cause pain, a large or deep carious cavity can lead to increased tooth sensitivity or pain. Your teeth are alive and filled with nerves and blood vessels, and caries can irritate these structures.

The best caries treatment is a filling placed by your dentist. If you suspect that you have tooth decay, or if you have a toothache, you should make an appointment immediately. In the meantime, brush your teeth as usual. Do not avoid cleaning the painful area, but also be careful not to rub the area too vigorously and do not peel it. You can use Listerine or another antiseptic to rinse your mouth, following the instructions on the label, but this is not likely to reduce the pain of tooth decay.

2.Infected tooth
Dental infection is a potentially serious problem. Destruction or injury can lead to infection of the soft tissues of the inner canal of the tooth. Neglected, this infection can endanger your tooth and your health. The infection can enter the bloodstream, moving throughout the body. Remember that any oral infection requires immediate professional treatment. Your dentist can save the tooth with a root canal. In addition, antibiotics may be prescribed as needed, and other measures can be taken to help control and eliminate the infection.

Some patients seek emergency care because of severe toothache, but this should not be your first choice for treatment. Ambulance staff can provide temporary pain relief until you see a dentist, but they will not be able to completely cure your infected tooth.

3. TMJ problems
Temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are another name for your jaw joints. Sometimes these joints become inflamed or suffer from other problems, leading to pain that can radiate to the teeth. Collectively, these problems are known as temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ). Many cases of STIs are mild, and you can try over-the-counter painkillers, such as acetaminophen, to relieve pain. However, if the pain persists or gets worse, it’s time to see a dentist who can diagnose the root of the problem and recommend effective treatment.

4. Muscle pain suffered
In addition to the jaw muscles, other muscles of the head can cause the transmission of pain to the teeth. Such muscles include the muscles of the face and occipital (occipital) region. When these muscles ache or become irritated, you may also experience toothache. Again, acetaminophen may be a good choice for an initial treatment attempt, but you will need to see a dentist or doctor if the problem persists.

5. Bruxism
Bruxism is a medical term for gnashing of teeth, usually during sleep. Obvious signs of bruxism include waking up with jaw pain or excessive brushing. Uncontrolled bruxism can lead to DVNNS, chronic pain and even tooth loss. Fortunately, bruxism is treatable. Talk to your dentist immediately to set up personal protection against night gnashing of teeth and associated toothache.

6. Migraine
Migraine is more than just a headache, it can cause sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and severe pain. Again, this pain can be transmitted throughout the head, including the teeth. The goal in this situation is to control your migraines. Talk to your family doctor or neurologist about treatment strategies to prevent or limit migraine attacks.

7. Dental Trauma
Of course, a toothache can lead to toothache. If you fall or have an accident and damage your teeth, you will probably notice some soreness. Over-the-counter painkillers usually solve the problem if all your teeth are intact.

However, if you have a wobbly or missing tooth, you need to see a dentist immediately. If the tooth is knocked out, hold it by the crown, not the root. Insert the tooth back into the hole if possible. Otherwise, keep it in a glass of milk or clean water. Remember, time is of the essence. Try to see a dentist immediately.

8. Heart problems
Symptoms of a heart attack or myocardial infarction may include pain in the teeth or face. Chest pain, which is characteristic of angina, can also spread to the teeth. Of course, if you have a toothache, it does not mean that you have a heart attack. However, you should be aware that heart problems can manifest as pain in both the mouth and teeth, as well as the arm.

You should always consider chest pain as an emergency medical care. If you notice chest pain or tightness, call 911 or contact the emergency department immediately.

9. Temperature sensitivity
Sensitivity to hot and cold can be another cause of toothache. Cold drinks, ice cream, coffee and hot food can cause toothache. If you notice this problem, tell your dentist. The problem may simply be the slight sensitivity of the teeth, but it can also be a sign of more serious anxiety. Your dentist may prescribe a special toothpaste or other painkiller. It should also be noted that hypersensitivity of the teeth is a particular problem for many women during pregnancy.

10. Diabetes
Uncontrolled diabetes can have many health consequences, including toothache. Chronically high blood sugar affects blood circulation, such as blood flow to the teeth. Limited blood flow can prevent the supply of essential nutrients to the teeth, reducing their ability to heal. In addition, diabetics may experience nervous pain in the teeth.

Tell your dentist if you have diabetes and keep him informed of your blood sugar control. Also, tell your dentist if you are experiencing any toothache. Finally, work closely with your dentist, doctor, or endocrinologist to keep your blood sugar at an optimal level.

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