When you’re dealing with tooth pain, it can have a negative effect on your entire day. It can divert your attention and prevent you from focusing on anything—from your job to other everyday activities. No one should have to deal with the pain of a toothache. Get to the bottom of your toothache pain with these helpful tips!
Causes of Tooth Pain
There are essentially two different categories of tooth pain. Unfortunately, both of them are unpleasant, but just in different ways. We can classify the first type of pain as ‘sharp.’ Sharp pains can be caused by tooth decay, gum infections, something you ate or drank, or grinding your jaws while you sleep. Another possible cause could be a filling for a cavity that has popped out or a crown that cracked or broke apart entirely.
The second type of tooth pain is ‘dull.’ As miserable as the sharp tooth pains are, dull pains can be indicative of some much bigger problems. This means that the problem has reached the root of the tooth, and now the nerves are inflamed. If you’re trying to eat, this kind of pain can make it challenging to do so comfortably. If you are experiencing a dull tooth pain, you should consult with your dentist as soon as you can.
There are several different toothache products on the market today. All of them are designed to help your toothache be less of a bother. There are even products that will numb the area so that you can get some relief; that said, these products will not address the source of the problem. A trip to your local pharmacy will show you all of the available options, and from there you can choose the one that’s right for you. We recommend consulting with a professional to see what products they recommend.
Saltwater can also be effective at stopping a toothache. After all, you can use it to wash away any bacteria trapped in your mouth, especially if you don’t like using mouthwash. Another way to keep the pain away is to rinse after you eat, when you first wake up in the morning, and again before you go to bed at night.
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For all of your oral care questions and concerns, Olney Dental has the expertise and professionalism to get them the answers they need. Olney Dental is ready to supply you with expert service in a professional environment. Schedule an appointment online today! For more information on how we can give your family the best dentist experience available, give us a call at (301) 250-1057 or contact us online. For more dental tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.