Tooth Pain, Dental Pain and Toothache – What to Do?
There are many questions regarding tooth pain so we have decided to write a detailed guide on how to manage different types of toothache. Please check back soon, because once it’s ready it will cover all the topics related to tooth pain.
Pain after tooth cleaning
Painful teeth after cleaning
It is common to experience pain or discomfort after a tooth cleaning, also known as a dental prophylaxis. During a tooth cleaning, your dentist or dental hygienist will use special instruments to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums. This can cause some discomfort, especially if you have sensitive teeth or gums. Additionally, your mouth may be sore after the cleaning because the instruments used can irritate the gums and cause them to swell. The pain or discomfort should resolve on its own within a few days, but you can take over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen, to help manage the discomfort. If the pain persists or is severe, contact your dentist for advice. They can provide additional treatment or pain relief to help manage the discomfort.
Pain after filling
Toothache after filling
Tooth pain after filling
It is common to experience pain or discomfort after a dental filling. A dental filling is a procedure in which a dentist removes the decayed portion of a tooth and fills the area with a filling material, such as composite resin or amalgam. This can cause some discomfort, especially if the tooth was infected or the filling material was placed near a nerve. The pain or discomfort should resolve on its own within a few days, but you can take over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen, to help manage the discomfort. If the pain persists or is severe, contact your dentist for advice. They can provide additional treatment or pain relief to help manage the discomfort.
Jaw aches a month after filling
Jaw pain two weeks after dental work
Extreme jaw pain after filling
If you are experiencing jaw pain weeks after dental work, it may be due to a condition called temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. The temporomandibular joints are the joints that connect your jaw to your skull and allow you to move your jaw to speak, chew, and swallow. TMJ disorder is a condition that affects these joints and can cause pain, stiffness, and difficulty moving the jaw. Dental work, such as a tooth extraction or dental filling, can cause or worsen TMJ disorder. If you are experiencing jaw pain weeks after dental work, I recommend talking to your dentist for advice. They can evaluate your symptoms and recommend the appropriate treatment, such as medication or physical therapy, to help manage the pain and improve your jaw function.
Can Advil stop toothache?
Advil, or ibuprofen, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can help to relieve pain and inflammation. However, it is not effective in treating toothaches. A toothache is caused by inflammation or infection in the tooth or surrounding tissues, and it requires treatment by a dentist. Advil can help to relieve the pain associated with a toothache, but it will not treat the underlying cause of the toothache. If you have a toothache, it is important to visit a dentist for an examination and appropriate treatment. They can determine the cause of the toothache and provide the appropriate treatment, such as a filling or root canal, to relieve the pain and prevent further damage.
Jaw pain after lidocaine injection
It is common to experience jaw pain after receiving a lidocaine injection. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that is used to numb a specific area of the mouth or body. When it is injected, it can cause temporary numbness and weakness in the muscles near the injection site. This can lead to jaw pain, as well as difficulty speaking or chewing. The pain should resolve on its own within a few hours as the numbness and weakness in the muscles wears off. However, if the pain persists or is severe, contact your dentist for advice. They can provide additional treatment or pain relief to help manage the discomfort.
Fasting and tooth ache
Fasting, or not eating or drinking for a period of time, can affect your dental health and may cause or worsen toothaches. When you fast, your body uses stored glycogen for energy, which can cause your blood sugar levels to drop. This can lead to dry mouth, which can increase the risk of tooth decay and toothaches. Additionally, fasting can cause dehydration, which can also lead to dry mouth and an increased risk of tooth decay. If you have a toothache while fasting, it is important to visit a dentist for an examination and appropriate treatment. They can determine the cause of the toothache and provide the appropriate treatment, such as a filling or root canal, to relieve the pain and prevent further damage. Additionally, it is important to drink plenty of water while fasting to help prevent dehydration and dry mouth.
How to stop toothache
How to stop a throbbing toothache?
Throbbing tooth pain for days unbearable
A throbbing toothache can be a sign of a serious dental issue and should be treated by a dental professional as soon as possible. In the meantime, there are a few things you can try to help reduce the pain and discomfort associated with a throbbing toothache:
- Take over-the-counter pain medication: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help reduce toothache pain. Follow the instructions on the package and do not exceed the recommended dose.
- Apply a cold compress: Placing a cold compress on the outside of your cheek near the painful tooth can help numb the area and reduce swelling.
- Rinse with warm salt water: Mix a half teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth with the mixture. This can help reduce inflammation and kill bacteria that may be causing the toothache.
- Use a numbing agent: OTC products such as Orajel or Anbesol can be applied to the affected tooth to help numb the area and reduce pain.
- Avoid hot or cold foods: Avoid consuming hot or cold foods and drinks, as these can exacerbate toothache pain. Stick to room temperature or lukewarm beverages and foods.
If the toothache persists or is severe, it is important to see a dental professional as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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This article is still a work in progress and was last updated on December 20, 2022.