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What is Toothache?

Toothache is often associated with tooth and gum problems. Below are some common causes of tooth aching and some general suggestions that can be used to alleviate or relieve this problem. However, these suggestions may only provide temporary relief and it is important to consult a dentist to solve the actual problem.

When you face any dental problem, the best solution is to consult a dentist. The dentist will determine the cause of your problem and recommend the appropriate treatment. Also, regular dental check-ups are important to maintain your dental health and detect potential problems at an early stage.

What Causes Toothache?

Toothache can be due to many different causes. Common factors that can cause toothache:

Tooth decay: Tooth decay is caused by damage to the tooth enamel. This can often lead to pain and sensitivity.

Tooth Sensitivity: Exposure to hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks can cause tooth sensitivity. As a result of wear or recession of the tooth enamel, the dentin, the inner part of the tooth, can be exposed.

Gum Problems: Gingivitis, gum recession or gum disease can cause tooth aching.

Tooth Nerve Inflammation: Infection or inflammation of the nerve inside the tooth (pulpitis) can cause severe toothache.

Teeth Clenching and Grinding (Bruxism): Clenching or grinding during the day or especially at night can cause teeth to wear down and ache.

Gum Recession: Gum recession can cause the roots of the teeth to be exposed and these areas can become sensitive.

Denture Problems: Incompatibility or problems with dentures or other dental appliances can cause aching.

Tooth Trauma: Impacts or trauma to the teeth can cause damage to the structure of the tooth, leading to pain.

Orthodontic Treatment (Braces): Orthodontic appliances can temporarily cause tingling due to the mobility of the teeth, especially during braces.

Sinus Problems: Infections or problems with the sinuses can cause aching in the root areas of the upper back teeth.

Toothache Treatment

Treatment for toothache can vary depending on the underlying causes. The treatment plan is usually determined by a dentist and tailored to the specific situation. Common toothache treatment methods:

Fillings or Veneers for Tooth Decay

Leakage caused by tooth decay is usually treated with restorative procedures such as fillings or crowns.

Special toothpastes for tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can be treated using specially formulated toothpastes. These pastes usually contain potassium nitrate or strontium chloride.

Treatment for Gum Problems

Gum diseases or gum recession are treated by the dentist with appropriate cleaning and treatment methods.

Root Canal Treatment for Tooth Nerve Inflammation

In case of infection or inflammation of the nerve inside the tooth, root canal treatment is usually performed. This involves cleaning and filling the inflamed tissue inside the tooth.

Night Plates for Teeth Clenching and Grinding

Teeth clenching or grinding can be controlled with special mouth guards called night guards.

Adjustments for Denture Problems

If there are problems with dentures or other dental applications, the dentist can make the necessary adjustments.

Treatment for Dental Trauma

Treatment of trauma to the teeth often varies depending on the extent of the damage. Treatment may include methods such as fillings, crowns, implants or tooth extraction.

Follow-up after orthodontic treatment

Follow-up appointments and recommendations determined by the physician are important, as the whining that occurs after orthodontic treatment (brace treatment) is related to the displacement of the teeth and the adaptation process.

Creation Date:20 March 2024