Tooth Pain Management

Tooth Pain Management

If you are one of those people who hate to go to the Dentist, more than likely you will eventually experience tooth pain and end up right where you don’t want to be, the dental office.  Tooth pain usually is sign that there is a problem somewhere in your body.  The majority of tooth pain is located inside or around a tooth and left untreated will only make matters worse.

There are many causes of pain.  Tooth decay is the leading cause. Impacted teeth can also cause pain. An impacted tooth is a tooth that is trying to break through the gums but due to the position of the tooth, it stays in the gums and causes pain.  This usually happens with wisdom teeth.  Referred pain can also happen when sinusitis is present. Due to the sinus infection the upper teeth can sometimes feel pain.

Tooth Pain Management

Tooth Pain Management

 

Tooth sensitivity may also cause pain.  Tooth sensitivity occurs sometimes when you are eating sweets, or drinking hot or cold beverages.  Some of the causes are from brushing too hard with the tooth-brush, tooth decay, recession of the gums, cracked teeth, teeth grinding, whitening products, plaque buildup, mouth wash, acidic foods, and recent dental procedures.

There are several things you can do to prevent sensitivity. Try to practice good hygiene. Brush and floss your teeth at least 2 times a day.  Use a soft bristle tooth-brush. Try purchasing de-sensitizing tooth paste.  Watch what you eat.  There are many things we eat that are very acidic.  Use fluoridation products. Avoid teeth grinding by purchasing a mouth guard. And get regular dental checkups.
Tooth Pain Management

Tooth Pain Management

There are several things you can do for tooth pain management.  Tooth pain management can be done at home and with dental treatments.  For home treatment you can use over the counter pain medications, sinus medications, clove oil, and a numbing product such as ambesol or orajel.  If you have an abscess, visit your dentist.  From there he or she will take X-rays to identify the problem.  If indeed an abscess has been found, the dentist will prescribe an antibiotic and some pain medication.  Once the infection has been taken care of, you would then return to the dentist to have other procedures. To prevent problems one of the best things you can do to prevent visits to the dentist are, use a soft bristle tooth-brush.  It’s less irritating to the teeth and gums.  Brush and floss at least 2 times a day.  Not only will it help decay, but it will also help with gingivitis and periodontal disease.  If you don’t floss very often the gums can get irritated which is the first sign of gum disease called gingivitis and eventually turn into periodontal disease.  Cracked teeth can also cause problems.  Once the tooth is cracked it gives the tooth a door way for decay. Tooth grinding is another problem some people do to cause pain.  Mouth guards are available to keep you from grinding your teeth during the night.
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