Toothache is quite a common problem throughout the world and it isone that is very unpleasant for those who experience it, toothache can have quite a dramatic affect on a persons life because of how irritating it is, painful and limiting. Many people find themselves going through the experience of toothache and they often wander “How did this happen to me?”, well, I am going to tell you some of the causes of toothache in this article and hopefully you will have a better understanding of how it occurs.
Teeth are an amazing balance of form and function, aesthetic beauty and engineering. Good teeth are an important part of one’s health and appearance. Toothache is a very common problem that occurs to anyone without any warning.
Sharp, throbbing, shooting or constant pain is the first sign of upcoming toothache. If not treated at the correct time, it will eventually be extracted. The main cause is the tooth decay that results from diet comprising of excessive consumption of soft drinks, candy, pastries, refined carbohydrates and sugar in all forms. Bacteria in the mouth break down sugar in acids that combine with calcium in the enamel and also cause decay or erosion. Proper cleaning of the teeth is essential to prevent tooth decay and consequent toothaches. Brushing in circular motion ensures that all the dental surfaces are cleaned. For gentle stimulation to improve blood circulation in the gums, brush the gums lightly.
The Cause of Toothache
There is not just one cause of toothache, there are quite a few of them, here are some of them:
A cracked tooth
This is exactly as it sounds, having a cracked, broken or fractured tooth and it usually occurs when there is some sort of strike against the tooth or there is too much pressure put on the tooth, this may be because you have been struck with a hard object, you bite down on hard objects, you chew excessively and this can lead to extreme pains in the tooth.
This is causes by a build up of plaque which will then irritate the gums, what usually happens is the gums start to recede and therefore expose more of the tooth than should be, this can sometimes cause teeth to become loose and your gums may even bleed when you brush your teeth, if untreated this can lead to gum abscesses.
This is a result of a cavity in the tooth and is actually very common throughout the world, bacteria accumulates on the teeth and will begin to dissolve the structure of your teeth, if left untreated it can go much further and can actually reach the nerve and blood vessels in the centre of the tooth, this can cause infection.
Dental decay, destruction of the bone around the teeth and infection of the gums can be prevented with an appropriate diet. Restrict sugar intake, ensure that your diet includes plenty of raw veggies, whole wheat bread and whole foods.
These are some of the causes of toothache that you should be aware of, if you do experience toothache then you should first of all make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible and make sure you go to that appointment, while you are waiting to see the dentist you can use home remedies to ease the unbearable pain of toothache because it really can be unbelievably painful. You should see your dentist regularly anyway to make sure that everything is in order and if not, you can do what is needed to treat it. Toothache is one of the worst experiences, in my opinion, that a person can go through, it is very painful and very frustrating, however, you can do things to relieve the pain and help to make things easier for yourself.
Natural home remedies for toothache
- A clove of garlic with a little of rock salt, placed on the affected tooth will relieve the pain. Alternatively you can chew a garlic clove daily in the morning.
- Chewing raw onion for approx 3 minutes is sufficient to kill all the germs in the mouth and ensure protection from host of tooth disorders.
- Lime prevents decay, loosening of the teeth, dental cavities, toothache and bleeding of the gums.
- The juice of wheat grass is an excellent mouthwash for dental decay and cures toothache. It draws out toxins from the gums and checks bacterial growth.
- Asafoetida grounded in lemon juice cures dental ache. Heat the solution, soak a cotton swab and place it in the cavity of the tooth to relieve pain quickly.
- Paste of the bark of bay berry mixed with vinegar applied on the affected area will alleviate the pain and strengthen the gums.
- Clove oil applied to the cavity of the decayed tooth provides relief.
- A pinch of pepper and ¼ tsp of common salt prevents dental cavities, foul breath, bleeding from the gums, painful gums, and toothaches. A pinch of pepper powder mixed with clove oil can be put on the cavities to alleviate the toothache.
- If the pain in the mouth is caused by trapped food, take a mouthful of water and rinse it vigorously. A thorough rinse may dislodge the food particles.
- Floss your teeth gently to remove tiny bits of hard food. Be soft on your gums as they are likely to be sore. Gargle a glassful of water mixed with 1 tsp of salt after each meal and at bedtime.
- Put ice cube on the aching tooth or on the nearest cheek for 15-20 minutes at least 3 or 4 times a day.