All sorts of ailments can cause toothache and we all know that it certainly isn’t pleasant if you’ve been struck by this affliction at some point in your lives!
Toothache can range from a dull ache, to a sharp pain and we would always advise that you see a dentist if you’re suffering for more than a few days. There are a range of problems which could be causing your toothache, ranging from sinusitis and wisdom teeth coming through, to periodontal abscesses.
Toothache occurs when the dental pulp becomes inflamed, but there are a few treatments you can try within the initial few days to reduce the pain you’re feeling.
Of course, the best way to help toothache pain is to stop it developing in the first place. Taking good care of your oral hygiene by brushing twice a day for two minutes will help keep your teeth sparkling clean, using floss and mouthwash can also help.
Limit any sugary or acidic foods as they will only make the problem worse, as will smoking.
Regular dental check ups will make sure any problems are caught early, hopefully saving you from any tiresome toothache!