The pain which occurs around the teeth and jaws can be called as toothache. If the pain persists for more than 2 days, it is best to seek advice from the dentist. Until then, the simple home remedies available at home may provide temporary relief from the discomfort.
• Tooth decay, an infection, lose or broken fillings, or receding gums can cause it.
• Mouth or jaw injury
• Tooth fracture
• Sinus infection leads to toothaches.
• Tooth decay – Due to bacterial invasion tooth decay occurs, where the nerves in the teeth may be exposed, causing pain.
• Losing a filling – If the filling in the mouth is lost, the nerve inside the tooth may be exposed causing pain.
• Abscessed or infected tooth – Due to the dental abscess, pus is formed in the tooth, which may lead to toothache.
• Accumulation of food particles and debris between your teeth. This can happen especially if the teeth have spaces between them.
• Teething or wisdom teeth crowning –If the wisdom teeth are coming in, as well as breaking through the gums, they may be pressing against other teeth.
• Temporomandibular joint disorders are a disease affecting the jaw joint, but can also affect your teeth.
• Gum disease –Diseases such as gingivitis or periodontal disorders can cause toothaches or pain.
• Grinding –You may grind or clench your teeth at night during sleep which can cause additional pain.
• Sharp, throbbing, or constant pain in the mouth
• Tooth pain sometimes that occurs when pressure is applied
• Swelling associated with painful gums
• Bad taste in the mouth which may occur due to an infection in a tooth
• Fever or headache
When to go to a dentist?
• If the pain persists more than 2days.
• If the toothache is associated with fever.
• Signs and symptoms of infection, such as swelling which causes difficulty in chewing, redness in gums or a foul-tasting discharge.
• When toothache causes trouble in breathing or swallowing.
Avoid hard, rough or crunchy foods. Soft diet like boiled vegetables, ripened fruits can be taken. Foods which contain less sugar can be preferred. Acidic foods like citrus fruits, tomatoes and lemons can be taken.
Poor food choices include candy, sugary sweets, cakes, cookies, fried items, dried fruits easily contribute to tooth decay. Extremely cold or extreme sour food items can ruin the oral health.
The best beverage choices for tooth ache includes water milk, and unsweetened tea. Limit intake of sugar-containing drinks, including soft drinks, lemonade, and coffee or tea with added sugar.