Why do you have toothache?

Toothache, eating cold/hot food hurts your teeth.

Toothache, I feel my teeth are getting longer, and it hurts when I bite.

I don’t know which toothache, it hurts anyway, not only the toothache but also the face.

People often say that [toothache is not a disease, it kills people when it hurts], but in fact toothache may also be a disease. Next, let’s talk about what to do with toothache. What are the possible reasons?

What should I do with toothache?

Toothache usually has specific causes. Targeted treatment is the key to find out the cause of toothache.

Most toothache is caused by tooth diseases, but coronary heart disease may also cause toothache. This kind of situation is rare, but everyone must have such awareness.

The causes of toothache vary. Before the causes are clarified, you can relieve the pain yourself.

Step 1 Take painkillers

Before seeing a doctor, you can take ibuprofen and other painkillers, but you should take them according to the dosage and usage specified in the instructions. For friends with gastrointestinal ulcer, severe liver and kidney insufficiency and other diseases, it is recommended to use painkillers under the guidance of doctors.

2. Some [folk remedies]

For those who can’t use painkillers or do not have painkillers, biting prickly ash and ice cubes can be used as the last choice to relieve pain. However, the effect of these [folk remedies] varies from person to person and may even aggravate pain, so they are not highly recommended.

3. Go to the stomatology department in time

Analgesia is only [palliative] but not [permanent]. It is suggested that friends with toothache go to the stomatology department to have a look. When any of the following situations occur, they should go to the hospital in time:

    Severe toothache, unbearable; Toothache lasted for more than a day or two. Toothache is accompanied by fever, chest tightness, chest pain, shortness of breath and other symptoms.

Dental diseases usually do not endanger life, but they will seriously affect the quality of life and work. At the same time, a healthy tooth is also the guarantee of adequate nutrition and good health.

What are the causes of toothache?

Most of the causes of toothache come from dental diseases, and diseases such as coronary heart disease (or myocardial infarction) and trigeminal neuralgia may also cause toothache.

1. Caries (cavities)

Caries are what people often say [teeth are eaten by insects, teeth are decayed, wormholes are found].

Tooth pain will occur when the cavity is deep. This pain may be transient pain when encountering cold, hot, sour and sweet stimulation, or it may occur when food is stuffed into the cavity.

If toothache is caused by dental cavities, stomatologists are required to repair the cavities, i.e. Filling teeth.

2. Pulpitis (inflammation of dental nerve)

Dental pulp, commonly known as dental nerve, is the physiological structure inside teeth and plays a role in nourishing teeth and feeling. Dental caries, tooth wear and tooth trauma may all lead to bacterial infection of dental pulp, resulting in inflammation and pain.

Toothache caused by pulpitis is more common: it can be bursts of sharp pain when there is no stimulation; It can be pain during thermal stimulation and relief during cold stimulation. It may not be possible to identify the toothache, even ear and face pain.

If toothache is caused by pulpitis, root canal therapy is mostly required, commonly known as [tooth extraction nerve].

3. Periodontitis

The main manifestations of periodontitis are red swelling and pain of gums, bleeding during brushing teeth and loosening of teeth. Periodontitis develops to a certain extent, which will also lead to inflammation and pain in the eyes.

Periodontitis treatment usually includes tooth washing and even periodontal surgery. Attention should be paid to brushing teeth, regular reexamination and tooth maintenance in daily life.

4. Other diseases

Dental diseases that cause toothache also include periapical periodontitis, tooth trauma, periodontal abscess, etc. The pain of these diseases often has its own characteristics. For example, periapical periodontitis will feel painful teeth [grow longer] and even more painful when biting.

Coronary heart disease (or myocardial infarction) may also cause toothache. If toothache is accompanied by chest tightness, chest pain, shortness of breath and other symptoms, you must go to the hospital in time.

How to avoid toothache?

The following mainly explains how to prevent toothache caused by tooth diseases.

Step 1 Brush your teeth

Pay attention to brushing your teeth twice a day. Brush each tooth surface. The toothbrush is inclined 45 degrees and placed at the junction of your teeth and gums. Gently tremble left and right. At least two minutes at a time.

2. Carry out oral examination once every six months to one year.

Regular examination and tooth washing in the stomatology department can remove deposited tartar and prevent periodontal diseases. At the same time, regular examination can find potential dental problems as soon as possible so as to treat them as soon as possible and improve the therapeutic effect.

3. Treat toothache as soon as possible

Analgesics can stop temporary pain, but diseases such as dental cavities and pulpitis cannot be cured through analgesics. Therefore, an important way to avoid recurrence of toothache is to treat the [root] of toothache as soon as possible.