Toothach

TOOTH PAIN: WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

Often the toothache comes on suddenly, and unexpectedly disrupts daily life. Usually the pain is haunting, sharp and sometimes even unbearable. Let's try to know the cause and effect relationships of this disease so that we can prevent and cure it effectively.

WHAT CAUSES TOOTH PAIN?

The first phase of this disease is caries, an infectious disease that is characterized by the formation of a cavity inside the tooth. The associated symptoms are brief, sharp tooth pain on contact with cold or hot, sweet or sour food.

The second type consists of a dull, throbbing or throbbing pain, often resulting in severe difficulty sleeping. It is generally due to inflammation of the dental pulp when decay is at an advanced stage, this is called “toothache”.

Another type is pain on the gums that are red, swollen and bleeding to the touch. This is a sign of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) or periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue that connects the tooth to the gum).

A tooth abscess is a purulent infection that occurs as a result of untreated periodontitis. Because of the bacteria, the tissues die off and pus is evacuated under pressure. From then on, the tooth begins to loosen and the pain becomes severe. It even happens that edema is formed on the face, a manifestation of the abundant formation of pus between the skin and the infected tooth. The slightest contact with this area is unbearable, except contact with the cold which can relieve the pain temporarily. manifestation of the abundant formation of pus between the skin and the infected tooth. The slightest contact with this area is unbearable, except contact with the cold which can relieve the pain temporarily. manifestation of the abundant formation of pus between the skin and the infected tooth. The slightest contact with this area is unbearable, except contact with the cold which can relieve the pain temporarily.

HOW TO PREVENT TOOTH PAIN?

The best way to avoid dental pain is to prevent the deterioration of teeth, thanks to good oral hygiene (choice of toothbrushes and appropriate dental paste: with "fluorine" or "calcium", for example). Once a year, consult your dentist for a follow-up of your dental health or for practical advice.

HOW TO CALM A TOOTH PAIN?

During the day, an immediate visit to the dentist is strongly recommended, take analgesics such as paracetamol (Doliprane, Tylenol ...) or an anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen (Advil, for example) or Diclofenac, while waiting for the consultation. Warning ! The disappearance of the pain does not mean complete recovery. At night, try applying a wet, cold compress to the cheek or mouthwash with salt water.