was never yet philosopher who could endure the toothache patiently." William
caused by tooth decay, an abscess or gum infection, a toothache
can be very debilitating.
toothaches arise when a tooth is damaged either through a
fall, blow to the face or by some other accident, and the
root and nerve is exposed. That's why hot, cold or overly
sweet foods may react so painfully with a damaged tooth.
infection, migraine, habitual teeth grinding, or certain nerve
conditions can also cause your teeth to ache but, more often,
that classic shocking pain you feel is a sure sign of tooth
toothaches & abscesses
untreated, a toothache can lead to a tooth abscess (infection) that
may spread to other parts of the head or jaw, and can cause
even more serious consequences. An abscessed tooth - usually
recognized by continuous deep pain and throbbing - requires
its always best to see a dentist, there are home remedies
you may try to ease the pain until appointment day.
pain relievers, or nerve-deadening medication ("tooth
drops") are the usually first line of defense. Traditional
home cures also include applying oil of cloves to the infected
area, or simply rinsing the mouth with warm water or mouthwash
to dislodge a particle of food that may be causing exposed
of how toothache pain actually works is pointed out by the
fact that sometimes a phantom ache can arise. The tooth may
be in sympathy with a decaying tooth nearby or located on
the opposite side of the jaw. That's why it's important to
see a dentist who can exactly identify the source of the pain.
about treating toothaches around the Web:
on the Web, find out how you can prevent tooth decay and its
resulting aches along with more information on home remedies,
old wives tales, toothache myths and other tips on coping
with pain until you can get professional dental treatment
to Relieve a Toothache - Check out detailed information on causes
with plenty of home remedies to try along with a discussion on common toothache
Tree - Wikipedia entry on the common shrub "zanthoxylum
clava-herculis" found in the southeastern U.S. purported
to ease the pain of toothaches by chewing on its leaves, with
related photos and resources.
Tales - The common pain in history, literature and
poetry, old wives tales and "curious cures."
information is intended as reference and not as medical advice.
All treatment decisions should be made by medical professionals.