All About Toothache in 6 Questions

All About Toothache in 6 Questions

What is toothache?

It is a painful reaction caused by environmental factors in the tooth and given by the living tissue of the tooth.

Why does toothache occur?

Toothache is mainly caused by two reasons. The first is the reaction of the living tissue of the tooth to environmental stimuli (hot, cold, sweet) due to the loss of substance in the tooth as a result of tooth decay. Secondly, as a result of gingival recession, the root surface is exposed, which causes sensitivity in the tooth.

What should be done when there is toothache?

When there is a toothache, dentists are consulted and the factor or factors that cause the pain are eliminated by the dentist.

Is there a treatment for toothache?

Of course, there are treatments for toothache. If there is pain due to decay in the tooth, the decay is cleaned and a filling is made. If there is gingival recession and root surface opening, gingival surgery can be performed. If there is a general sensitivity complaint, flour can be applied to strengthen the root structure of the tooth. Apart from this, toothpaste specially produced for sensitivity can be used. These pastes block exposed dentinal tubules and prevent stimuli from affecting the pulp.


Which dentist should I consult with a toothache?

Those who have toothache should definitely consult a dentist. After the dentist examination, the necessary treatment plan should be prepared and the most accurate treatment should be provided.

Why do cold and hot things hurt the tooth?

Teeth consist of pulp tissue that gives vitality to the tooth, dentin tissue with permeable tubules protecting it, and enamel tissue, which is the hardest structure in the body, on the outside. When the enamel is lost as a result of decay or abrasion, the dentin tubules are exposed and the pulp tissue becomes open to stimuli. Since cold and hot dentinal tubules cause the fluid in the dentin to move inward and outward, the pulp is stimulated due to this movement and tingling occurs in the tooth.


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