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What Causes Toothache ?

Detailed examination is required for diagnosis. Toothache can have multiple causes.

If you have unbearable pains in your tooth, if these pains wake you up at night or do not sleep at all, it means that the bacteria has reached the pulp of the tooth, which contains the vessels and nerves. In other words, bacteria and even food residues are now in contact with the nerve of the tooth at a micro level. If your teeth seem to bleed for a short time only when you eat or drink something sweet and it goes away within a few minutes, you probably have cavities.

If your tooth suddenly hurts when you consume only cold or hot foods and this pain goes away quickly when the factor disappears, you probably have cold sensitivity in your teeth. In addition, since the root surfaces are exposed due to gingival recession, it is very possible for your teeth to be sensitive to thermal stimuli such as cold and hot.

The third molars, popularly known as the wisdom teeth, are the teeth at the end of the jaws and therefore cannot be cleaned very well. Since it cannot be effectively cleaned, it can often rot unnoticed and cause pain. Since the impacted wisdom teeth cannot reach the oral environment, they can also damage the second molar right in front of it. In such a case, the patient may feel pain in the back of the chin, in the ear, in the eye and even in the neck area. The only treatment for painful impacted teeth is to be removed without delay. Otherwise, it may cause the loss of the tooth in front of it or
form a cyst in the long term. In some cases, swelling may occur in the relevant area or face. This is an indication of infection and antibiotics may be required with the recommendation of the dentist.

Toothache is not always of dental origin, but may also be of gingival origin (periodontal). Sometimes, even if your teeth are relatively healthy, your gums can be unhealthy. Inflammation of the gums is called periodontitis. Symptoms of periodontitis; gingival bleeding, red/bluish-purple discoloration, gingival recession, gingival enlargement, tooth displacement, spacing, elongation, swaying, abscess formation, tenderness and bad breath. Pain is usually accompanied by abscess formation. Due to the inflammation in the gums, the pressure increases and the tooth feels as if it hurts. Therefore, after the inflammation is treated, the complaint of pain in the tooth goes away. The treatment consists of removing the inflamed gums, which is a bleeding procedure and performed under local anesthesia, and controlling them with antiseptic mouthwashes.

The teeth in the upper jaw, especially in the posterior region, may be in contact with the cavities we call sinuses in some patients. Sinuses are air-filled bone cavities that are located inside the skull bones and their mouths (i.e. channels) open into the nose. The disease called sinusitis occurs when the mucosa in the sinus cavities becomes inflamed for various reasons. Pain caused by sinusitis can sometimes be confused with toothache.
Relief of both the infection and the feeling of pain can be achieved. For healthy teeth, you should take care of your teeth every day and not neglect the slightest symptom. Toothache is a condition that negatively affects the quality of life. Therefore, do not forget to have your dental check-ups at least twice a year.

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