A toothache can disrupt all plans, deprive you of sleep and rest, and cause a loss of self-control. Contrary to popular belief, even the most careful person who carefully monitors his teeth and oral cavity can experience a toothache.
Causes of toothache:
The main causes of toothache are:
- Caries. Depending on the stage of the process, pain can occur from hot and cold, from mechanical irritation of the tooth during chewing, when food remains enter the carious cavity. After removal of the irritant, the pain usually regresses quickly.
- Pulpitis. In this case, pain usually leads in intensity. They can have a sharp, burning, jerking and pulsating character, occur for no apparent reason. The pain is long lasting and rarely goes away on its own. A person cannot always indicate the exact location of the affected tooth, the pain spreads to the entire jaw, radiates to the neck, ear, temple. The cause of the pain is irritation of the nerve endings in the pulp of the tooth – its central part.
- Periodontitis. In this case, the jaw is involved in the process. Against the background of pain, a person has a feeling that the tooth has grown higher than the rest. The slightest pressure on the chewing surface of the tooth causes pain and discomfort.
- Other equally common causes of toothache are gum disease (periodontal disease, periodontitis), alveolitis (inflammation of the socket of an extracted tooth), diseases of the upper respiratory tract (sinusitis), trauma, trigeminal neuritis, and even myocardial infarction. In each case, medical diagnosis is necessary. Therefore it should Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
First aid for toothache
Unfortunately, it is not always possible to see a doctor immediately after a toothache. Usually a person spends several hours or even days in agony, and only then gets into the chair to the dentist. What can be done to relieve the pain for a while, making it easier for yourself to wait for a trip to the doctor?
When pain occurs, gently brush your teeth, rinse them with a weak warm solution of soda with the addition of 1-2 drops of iodine. Don’t eat on the “affected” side. If the cause of the pain is caries, then the discomfort will slowly go away, and you can sleep peacefully. However, the next morning, be sure to go to the doctor. The pain will definitely return.
If the pain does not subside, take an anesthetic tablet: ibuprofen, paracetamol, analgin, ketarol, etc.
Folk remedies for toothache
Folk remedies for toothache
If the pain caught you in nature, find the plantain, gently peel its root from the ground, rinse, peel with a knife and chew.
Well relieves pain decoction of sage. Rinse your mouth with hot decoction.
Vodka will help dull a toothache: it should be held in the mouth and rinsed with an aching tooth.
To relieve toothache, it is recommended to apply cotton wool moistened with valocordin to the sore spot. If there are no medicines, you can “freeze” the pain with a piece of ice from the freezer, putting it on your cheek.
If there is nothing at hand, acupressure can bring relief: press a point located in the center of the face between the nose and lips. The second point is located between the thumb and forefinger on the hand. When pressed on it, pain should appear. A good effect has a massage of the auricle on the side of the lesion. Massage starts from the top of the ear and ends with the lobe.