Reasons Why You Need to Address Toothache
Common Causes of Toothache
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Rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater may help alleviate the pain associated with a toothache. Create a mixture by adding a teaspoon of salt to warm water and stirring. Salt has natural properties that are anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, which can reduce some irritation, soothe your discomfort, and keep your mouth clean.
Additionally, you can try applying a cold compress to the outside of your cheek where the toothache is located. It can help to numb the area and reduce swelling. You can use these methods until you see your dentist.
Any underlying reason behind your toothache can lead to potential complications and irreversible damage if left unaddressed. If there’s an infection present, it can deteriorate the adjacent teeth and spread to other areas of your body.
Cavities or decay can progress and reach the dental pulp (located inside your tooth). It may result in a dying tooth or require extraction to save your oral health. So, if your toothache doesn’t improve, we highly suggest seeing a dental professional to get a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Fever can arise, which is your body’s response to fighting dental infections that can potentially progress. You may also experience a throbbing, sharp pain that radiates to your jaw and ears.
Additionally, a severe toothache is usually accompanied by swelling in your mouth or face and difficulty opening your mouth. Once you develop such signs and symptoms, it’s crucial to get prompt treatment to avoid risks and potential complications.