Short Term Tooth Pain – Should I Be Worried?

Tooth pain can occur at any given time

  1. Do you feel a slight jolt of sharp pain in your tooth?
  2. Maybe your gums feel sore randomly during the day?

You may begin to worry about what is causing this discomfort; typically, these problems aren’t as serious as you think and investing in good oral health choices can improve the situation. However, in some cases, it would require the attention of a dental professional.

Here are some of the associated causes of tooth pain:

  • Tooth decay – bacteria eat through the enamel.
  • Infection – leading cause of throbbing tooth pain. Treat.
  • Gum disease – infection of the gums.
  • Teeth grinding – typically occurs during sleep. How to stop?
  • Fractured tooth – crack or split when biting on something hard.
  • Abscess – part/all pulp inside the tooth dies. More.
  • Pulpitis (Inflammation) – inflamed/irritable teeth.

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If you relate to any of these symptoms, it is important to seek immediate dental care to prevent sudden tooth pain. Tooth decay is one of the most common causes of tooth pain. It begins when the enamel begins to break down, creating pockets of decay on the surface of the teeth.

How to ease comfort for tooth pain

When suffering tooth pain, there are ways to prevent throbbing pain from occurring.

1. Gargle Salt Water

Saltwater is an alternate way to remove bacteria from the mouth and reduce swelling.

Remember to gargle for a few seconds and take care not to swallow!

2. Take a painkiller

It may seem the most obvious, however, over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin can help distract the pain.

3. Apply Ice

Having an ice pack applied and compressed onto the jaw can help numb the discomfort.

Be careful not to apply straight onto the tooth as this can heighten the sensitivity.

This remedy offers quick relief but the effect is only temporary.

The list of remedies above are all short-term resolutions to tooth pain and doesn’t solve the problem.

We always recommend seeking advice and help from a local dental professional – the quicker you get treatment for your toothache, the less serious the problem.