If you have ever experienced a tooth nerve pain in your life, then you’ll know that even though our teeth and oral cavity looks like a small area of our body but the pain is so excruciating that you don’t know what hit you! Our teeth are a very sensitive area of our body; they can get damaged very easily if we stop taking care of them.
Some of the causes of this nerve wracking pain are periodontal disease, teeth grinding, wrong flossing, losing a crowning or a wrong dental filling. Teeth grinding is a very common problem with some of the children and this can become a permanent habit which can lead to chipping or damaging of the teeth. During sleep this grinding is the worst and this can lead to soring of the jaw. There is increased sensitivity of the nerves because there is chipping off of the enamel due to all the grinding.
If you have this toothache and you can’t reach your dentist right away you can try some of these tips. Take pain killers which are available without the requirement of a prescription like aspirin. You can use warm water to rinse your mouth so that it might help in easing the pain. If you are suspicious that there might be some debris lodged around the area which is hurting, then you can try removing that by washing that area, which might solve your problem or you can you a thread and gently floss your way around the painful gum as to get rid of the decaying matter .
If your pain is caused by losing a filling, then clove oil is a very good remedy, you dip a cotton swab in it and after that the part of the tooth that is exposed is covered with it so that it can have a soothing effect. Anbesol like agents, which are local anesthetic agents can also be applied to numb that area. Another home trick is to put an ice pack over the area hurting on your face. Some of these tooth nerve pain symptoms increased sensitivity, pain and discharge etc.
The two definitive procedures which are commonly performed for tooth nerve pain relief are fillings and root canals. If a simple cavity is causing all the pain, then the dentist can locally anesthetize the area so that you don’t feel anything and then all the debris which is present in the tooth can be removed and a filling replaces it. Root canal is another thing that is being performed on a regular basis for the relief of the pain.
This is performed by the dentist when the factor causing the pain is none other than the tooth itself, it may be because the tooth is decayed or because there is some kind of an infection. The pulp from within the tooth along with the nerve that is damaged and causing the pain is removed and then after thoroughly inspecting and cleaning the area we seal it. The function of the teeth is irrelevant of the nerve and it doesn’t effect a tooth if the nerve is removed, it remains healthy.