Not sure what you’re aching teeth are a sign of? There are a few different things that aching teeth can be a sign of. For example, tooth decay or gum disease may be causing your discomfort. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, it’s important to see a dentist to determine the cause and get the appropriate treatment.
What’s Causing Your Teeth to Ache?
Toothache can be caused by clenching or grinding your teeth, which can put pressure on the tooth and cause it to ache. In some cases, a toothache may be caused by an abscessed tooth, which is a serious infection typically caused by a cracked or broken tooth. If you have an abscessed tooth, you’ll need to see a dentist as soon as possible for treatment.
Here are a few things that might be aiding in your toothache worries:
- You clench your jaw (and your teeth) when you’re feeling certain emotions (anger, frustration, concentration etc)
- Using mouthwash multiple times a day
- Extreme endurance training
- Stuffed sinuses
- Nerve damage
- Using at-home whitening kits
- An acidic diet
- Not drinking enough water
If you’re not sure what’s causing your tooth pain, see a dentist so they can diagnose the problem and recommend the best treatment. Taking good care of your teeth and gums can help prevent toothaches from happening in the first place. Be sure to brush twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
Home-Remedies for Numbing Tooth Ache
If you’ve been experiencing oral or tooth pain for more than two days skip the remedies and book with your local dentist to have a checkup instead.
In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help ease your toothache.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water, salt water, or a baking soda solution to help reduce swelling and inflammation.
- You can also try placing a cold compress on your cheek to numb the pain.
- If you’re still in discomfort, over-the-counter pain medication may help. Be sure to follow the instructions on the packaging and never exceed the recommended dosage.
With proper care, your toothache should eventually go away. But if the pain persists or gets worse, be sure to see a dentist as soon as possible.
What We Can Do To Help
Dakabin Dental is passionate about oral care and we want to see all of our patients walk away with confidence and winning smiles.
If you’ve been experiencing any sort of oral discomfort or low self-esteem caused by your teeth, we’ll give you a general dental checkup and a perfect smile makeover to have you grinning your widest tooth grin again in no time.
Don’t let walking around with a painful expression on your face be normal. Book online with Dakabin Dental today and we’ll get to the root cause of your tooth pain.