Toothaches can be caused by various reasons, some common causes can include: tooth infection, wisdom tooth pain, root canal and many more. By not properly taking care of you gums and teeth, you risk worsening the pain and in some cases loss of teeth. A toothache is surprisingly not an illness but rather an underlying dental problem that needs to be resolved as soon as possible. In order to eliminate the toothache pain, you can either go to a dentist, pay for a check-up which can cost you hundreds to thousands of dollars or you could try some home remedies at home beforehand to see if it has any effect.
But first, we will be talking about some likely causes of your toothache.
- Tooth Infection
A tooth infection or commonly known as an abscess is when the root of your tooth is infected. An abscessed tooth infection is when pus and bacteria invade the “pulp chamber”, a “pulp chamber” can be classified as a barrier that stops bacteria from entering the gums. This infection is one of the more serious ones as it has already infected the root tip and will continue to spread if left untreated. However, you can find treatment by visiting your local dentist, it is highly recommended that you visit immediately. The procedure may even involve tooth surgery as the tooth may be extracted and drained.
- Wisdom Teeth
Getting our wisdom tooth removed is one of the most painful processes ever. The wisdom teeth starts to grow from around the age of 20 years and needs to be removed if it is causing pain. The wisdom teeth causes pain inside the mouth as it is limited in space to grow, furthermore it could also grow in weird angles. Many dentists that you remove your wisdom tooth before the roots have completely set, not only to reduce the pain but also because young people will recover faster from the removal.
If you have been in an accident recently that involved your jaw or mouth, chances are that you tooth are broken or may be cracked. Cracked and broken tooth can cause pain and the best way to check whether your teeth’s are broken is to go for a check-up. The tooth thankfully can be recovered, however it’ll cost a large sum of money, for less unfortunate people, the tooth may have to be removed if it is beyond repair.
The food you consume each day could contribute to gum pain. By not eating appropriately and properly you increase the chance of damaging your teeth. It is important to maintain a balanced diet consisting of fruits, seeds, nuts and vegetables instead of high sugar or high starch goodies. Each time you eat high sugary foods, the acid starts to attack the gums and builds up bacteria within the next 20 minutes. It is important to also brush your teeth day and night to get rid of the buildup of bacteria inside the mouth.
- Not visiting the dentist
It is important that you visit your dentist at least once every six months to ensure that you don’t have any underlying diseases forming. If you can detect early diseases , the process of elimination will be easier and the pain you save from it developing will be lifesaving.
Hopefully these 5 causes of toothaches or gum pain give you a little bit of insight. To ensure that you are keeping your gums healthy, always brush your teeth day and night. Don’t be lazy as it can lead to trouble in the future if not taken care of properly.