Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Toothaches

July 13, 2020 - toothbar - 0 comments Austin Preventive Dentistry
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According to the FDI World Dental Federation, 3.9 billion people in the world have been diagnosed with untreated dental caries making tooth cavities to be listed as one of the top 300 disease conditions by the Global Burden Disease Study. Another study was carried out in 2013 in the Kerman area that was to estimate the number of toothache prevalence among adults. The results indicated that more than 55.1% of the population had reported a case of toothache in the past six months. The FDI World Dental Federation has attributed this sudden surge in the number of toothaches reported to the drastic increase in the consumption of sugar.

The Austin Invisalign Dentistry describes toothaches as a sharp, throbbing pain emanating from a tooth. The pain may sometimes be characterized by inflammation, tenderness, or sensitivity to hot or cold foods. This pain may be caused by tooth decay, dental caries, gum problems, tooth abscesses, or pain from a developing tooth. Toothaches may occur as inferred pain from another medical condition like sinusitis, heart diseases, or lung cancer.

On rare occasions, toothaches may be due to trigeminal or occipital neuralgia when the trigeminal or occipital nerve becomes inflamed. Since these two cranial nerves are the predominant nerves that innervate the face and neck region, any abnormalities in them may manifest as a toothache.

Whatever the cause may be, toothaches cause excruciating pain that may have emotional implications and cause sleepless nights. Some toothaches may cause facial deformations, especially when inflammation takes place. This may lead to low self-esteem, mild depression, or anxiety. Austin Cosmetic Dentistry has been at the forefront in helping clients recover from what is termed as irreversible dental-facial damage through facial reconstructions. In addition, there are financial implications where dental procedures may call for surgical intervention at the Austin Cosmetic Dentistry department which can be quite expensive.

The highly qualified dentists at Austin Invisalign Dentistry may recommend tooth filling, root canal, or removing the tooth depending on the seriousness of the condition. This conclusion is reached after a thorough examination and assessment of the likely cause, risks involved, and considering the patient’s opinion. Some of the home remedies include the use of over the counter pain medications like ibuprofen or topical benzocaine or application of clove oil to the affected tooth.

Austin Preventative Dentistry recommends brushing your teeth at least twice per day or after every meal with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Frequent flossing of teeth to remove food debris stuck between the teeth and having an annual dentist appointment is considered good oral hygiene practices. In addition, the Austin Preventative Dentistry advocates for the intake of food rich in fiber, calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin C. Periodic exercising of the teeth and gums by eating carrots, sugarcane, or nuts.

It is advocated that patients need to consult medical aid from a dentist in case of any dental concerns. We at Toothbar have invested in employing experienced dentists who prioritize the patient’s interests. With the provision of recent medical technology, Toothbar has helped numerous patients with their dental problems and bring back the hopeful smiles to our esteemed clients. For any inquiries, contact us on 123-456-7890.


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