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Tooth Pain

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.
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  • 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
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  • Grinding your teeth at night, which results in the enamel be worn down or cracking
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  • Wisdom tooth may be causing pain.
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  • Or could it be referred pain? Pain from another area of your body causing tooth pain.
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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.
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  • Keep your head elevated
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  • Avoid eating acidic foods or hard foods before bed
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  • Rinse your mouth with either saltwater rinse or an antiseptic mouth wash 
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  • An icepack applied to the area.
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There are some natural remedies that you can find on the internet that may also be of assistance.