Do you suffer from tooth pain? There can be a number of reasons for tooth pain including:
- Sensitive teeth, which can be the result of the enamel on your teeth wearing down creating sensitivity to hot and cold. It could also be a gum disease. Gums that have shrunk away from your teeth exposing the roots can create sensitive teeth.
- Damage to a tooth, which can be the result of numerous things from cavities to a cracked tooth that exposes the sensitive inner layers of your tooth
- Grinding your teeth at night, which results in the enamel be worn down or cracking
- Wisdom tooth may be causing pain.
- Or could it be referred pain? Pain from another area of your body causing tooth pain.
Regardless of what is causing it, you should contact a dentist as soon as possible.
If you are unable to see a dentist immediately, here are some ideas to reduce the pain:
- Use over the counter medication such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
- Keep your head elevated
- Avoid eating acidic foods or hard foods before bed
- Rinse your mouth with either saltwater rinse or an antiseptic mouth wash
- An icepack applied to the area.
There are some natural remedies that you can find on the internet that may also be of assistance.