Dental Pain causes
There are a number of dental conditions that can result in dental pain. Some of the common causes are:
• Dental cavities- Dental cavities or caries are one of the most common causes of a dental pain. Caries are holes that are caused in the outer layers of the tooth due to bacteria in the mouth. Deep cavities cause a lot of pain and may further lead to tooth infection.
• Gum disease- a gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, refers to the inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria in the plaque that gets deposited along the gum line.
• Sensitivity caused due to exposed root of the tooth
• Broken/cracked/ fractured tooth
• Irritation of the pulp that may occur because of a dental treatment
Dental pain treatment
In most cases, dental pain relief can be achieved, even though temporarily, with the use of some medication. Many of the medications for dental pain management may be available without prescription and provide an immediate, even though temporary, relief from dental pain.
However, there are certain precautions to be taken when taking any of these medications for pain relief. It is advisable to consult your dentist at the earliest, as long-term relief can only be achieved by eliminating the cause of the pain.
So, whether the dental pain is caused due to a dental cavity, gum disease or even if it’s a dental implant pain, the proper management lies in the hands of your dentist.
Dental pain management
Since, in many cases, dental pain many be excruciatingly painful, it is necessary to provide a temporary relief to the patient immediately.
• Eat soft foods, away from the side that is paining
• Drink through a straw to avoid the direct impact of hot and cold liquids on the painful site
• Avoid exposing the painful site to hot, cold and sweet things
•Use a toothpaste specially made for sensitive teeth
• A saltwater mouthwash may help relieve the pain in certain cases
To prevent dental pain, one should incorporate healthy habits in one’s daily routine that keep our teeth and gums healthy. One can avoid dental cavities by restricting the intake of sugary foods, brushing/flossing regularly, avoiding snacking in between meals, and just maintaining a good oral hygiene. Visiting a dentist every six months may be another way by which one can prevent the occurrence of a dental pain.
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