You have toothache? Read what we can do to treat toothache and what you can do when it occurs
Why does toothache happen?
Toothache occurs when the dental pulp becomes inflamed. The dental pulp is made of delicate tissue containing blood vessels and sensitive nerves. The dental pulp can become inflamed for a number of reasons, including:
A cracked tooth
Broken or loose fillings, crowns or inlays
Other reasons for toothache that don’t involve the dental pulp include:
Injury to the temporomandibular joint (the joint that connects the skull to the jaw)
Ulcers on the gums
Eruption of wisdom teeth
Impacted wisdom teeth
How can toothache be treated?
How aching teeth are treated depends on the cause of the pain. First, your mouth is examined, and an x-ray may be taken of your teeth to help identify the issue.
If the toothache is a result of tooth decay, the decay will be removed and replaced with a filling.
If your toothache is due to a broken or loose filling, the damaged filling will be replaced, removing any decay during the procedure.
If the dental pulp is infected, a course of antibiotics or root canal treatment may be necessary. During this procedure your emergency dentist, Jan Heringhoff, will remove the pulp, fill the space with paste and cover the rest of the tooth with a crown to seal and protect it.
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What you can do before a doctor arrives
You can place a ice cube in a clean plastic bag, wrap a thin cloth around the plastic bag, and apply it to the aching tooth for about 15 minutes to numb the nerves. an alternative would be, that this ice pack can go on your cheek, close to the painful tooth. According to folklore, if you massage your hand with an ice cube, you can help relieve a toothache. When nerves in your fingers send “cold” signals to your brain, they may override the pain signals coming from your tooth. Just wrap up an ice cube in a thin cloth and massage it in the fleshy area between your thumb and forefinger.
No need to suffer!
I will help you professional, fast and convienient to recovery your health. Jan Heringhoff