What do you need to know?
A visit to the dentist probably doesn’t rank very high on your list of “most fun things to do,” even though a regular visit is an essential part of your dental hygiene. You may also be one of the many people who have a phobia of dentists. But when you have toothache, whether in the form of a toothache, abscess, cavity or jaw pain, visiting your dentist is essential. Here is some information from the most common form of dental pain, toothache:
What is a toothache?
The most common cause of toothache, or pain in the jaw and face, is pulpitis – which means inflammation of the pulp of the tooth.
What causes a toothache?
There are many different things that cause toothache or similar symptoms. Causes of toothache include:
- A fractured tooth
- A cracked tooth
- An exposed tooth root, caused by vigorous cleaning
- An abscess
- Ulceration of the gums
- Inflammation of the sinuses – this can cause symptoms easily mistaken for a toothache
How can we avoid toothache?
The best way to avoid toothache is to keep your teeth and gums healthy. This means cutting back on sugary foods and drinks that can cause tooth damage. It is also wise to:
- Brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
- Rinse your mouth
- Keep your middle teeth clean by using dental floss
- Visit your dentist every six months
Build your support
Put together a support team for friends, family and work colleagues who may be having a migraine attack and need help from you. Tell them what triggers your migraines and what they can do to make it easier to cope with a migraine attack.
When should you go to the dentist?
Although a pain reliever like Dolofix forte will help you manage the toothache. You should visit your dentist as soon as possible.