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 The definition of the word "pain" Differs from one person to another. There are many causes of tooth pain, all annoying. But in general, the more the person concerns with healthcare of his teeth, the less likely a pain. the main reason of toothache is a deep dental cares  or gum disease. The proper healthcare of your teeth will avoid dental cares and gum infections and that will help you avoid the pain. The best way to identify the cause of the pain is knowing the type of tooth pain and its severity.


What are the causes of acute toothache ?


1. Pain when eating food or drinks cold or hot or sugary :


- This pain  results  of a cavity  in the tooth  because of cares . Food or drinks enter into the tooth and the stimulates the  nerve supply , causing pain. In the early days pain lasts a few seconds to a minute.

- treatment of this case is to put a dental filling to close the cavity.


2. Severe pain without any cause or acute  pain during sleep:


- This pain is due to the attack of cares to the nerve.

- you may get rid of this pain by  following one of two the following options : treatment of the nerve or extraction of the tooth . Treatment depends on the extent of dental cares . If it  is widespread and has damaged  a large portion of the tooth structure , then the  solution is to extract  the tooth. If  the tooth is  restorable  then the best way is root canal  treatment  .


3. Acute  pain when chewing (  on occlusion of  teeth ) :


- pain may be caused of :

1. A fracture of a tooth or tooth root.

2. Acute inflammation at the root of the tooth.

-  pain may be relieved by : either root canal treatment  or extraction of tooth.


4. Severe pain when brushing teeth:


- With the deteriorating of the health condition of the gums due to negligence or because of age, the gum recedes  revealing the  sensitive teeth roots. Touching brush to these roots or touching the inflamed gums will cause tooth ache .

- If the pain is a result of gum disease  , then treatment begins  by cleaning it at the dentist and follow his instructions.  But If the pain is due to a contact of the rush  to the sensitive tooth roots , then  the use of special toothpaste for sensitive teeth for a week at least is enough to solve the problem. See your dentist to find out the best toothpaste for your condition.


At any stage of tooth pain I have to visit the dentist?


You should consult your dentist as soon as possible when:


• tooth pain continues for more than a day or two.

• tooth pain is severe and intolerable.

• feel  high temperature (fever).

• feel pain in your ears.

• You cannot open your mouth normally .


The  medical examination and then provide appropriate treatment for your condition are of high significance  to avoid the spread of  tooth pain to other parts of your face and your head or it may spread to move through the circulatory system.