Tooth Pain Treatment

Your tooth may pain due to many reasons. Dental cavities or tooth decay is a common reason for tooth pain or tooth loss, among many adults and kids. However, broken or cracked tooth, damaged filling, teeth grinding, receding gums also cause tooth pain.

Toothache occurs from inflammation of the central portion of the tooth called pulp. The pulp contains nerve endings that are very sensitive to pain. Inflammation to the pulp or pulpitis may be caused by dental cavities, trauma, and infection. Pain from the jaw may cause you to have symptoms of a toothache.

If your tooth pain is mild and goes away on its ok, dont’ worry. However if it is happening more often and lasts longer than 1 or 2 days, consult Innovative Smile immediately. Your teeth needs immediate treatment which will provide you relief and also save your teeth. Our dentist treat tooth pain as a dental emergency. we know how bad it feels when we have a tooth pain.

Tooth pain may cause symptoms such as fever, headache, swelling around tooth, which needs immediate dental treatment.


How we treat Tooth pain?

We always treat tooth pain as a dental emergency, both for kids and adults. We know very well how bad it feels. Our treatment involves our dentist to know the location, severeness, duration and above all the real cause of the pain etc. We also give priority to the medical history, medications, X-ray of your mouth. Remember that pain in other parts of your body can also stimulate tooth pain which may also needs examination of throat, sinuses, ears, nose etc.

Symptoms of Tooth Pain

  • Tooth pain that may be sharp, throbbing, or constant.
  • Swelling around the tooth
  • Fever or headache
  • Foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth


Treatment depends on the cause of tooth pain. Firstly for fever or swelling of the jaw, an antibiotic is provided. Our dentist will try to fill the cavity hole with dental fillings. However, root canal treatment is necessary if cavity is very deep inside the nerve of the teeth. For a completely damaged teeth, extraction is the ultimate solution. Artificial teeth replace the missing teeth.

How to prevent Tooth Pain?

Tooth decay or cavities are main cause of tooth pain. Good oral hygiene practices can prevent tooth decay and so also tooth pain. Brush regularly with a good toothpaste, floss once daily, rinse once or twice a day with an antiseptic mouthwash. Above all, regular dental check-up prevent tooth decay and other dental problems, cause of tooth pain.

Tooth pain can occur from other causes also.

Causes of Tooth Pain

  • Losing a dental filling expose the nerve inside the tooth which can cause tooth pain and sensitivity.
  • An abscessed tooth cause tooth pain that can sometimes radiate to your ear or neck.
  • If you have wisdom teeth coming in, as well as breaking through the gums, they may cause tooth pain.
  • Gum diseases such as gingivitis or periodontal disease can cause toothaches or pain.
  • Grinding your teeth regularly for a long period of time can slowly cause moderate to severe tooth pain.
  • Knocked out tooth can cause severe pain and bleeding which needs immediate treatment.
  • Broken or cracked tooth are also major cause of tooth pain which needs immediate treatment.
  • Space or gap between teeth cause food particles to remain in between. This increase the possibility of tooth decay and pain.
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)is classified as pain in your jaw joint, but can also affect your teeth.

Depending on what caused your toothache, our dentist will determine a treatment that is best for you. Consult Innovative Smile for immediate tooth pain treatment. You can try some home remedies which can relieve toothache to some extent. However, continuous and severe pain needs a professional dentist and effective treatment.

Remember : You should also talk to your dentist before using any of the following remedies if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any medical condition that may be impacted by herbal ingredients.

Home Remedies for Tooth Pain

  • A salt water rinse is an effective first-line treatment. Salt water is a natural disinfectant, help reduce inflammation and heal any oral wounds.
  • A hydrogen peroxide rinse may also help to relieve pain and inflammation. In addition to killing bacteria, hydrogen peroxide can reduce plaque and heal bleeding gums.
  • You may use a cold compress to relieve tooth pain caused due to any type of trauma.
  • You can crush a garlic clove, add a bit salt and apply it to the affected teeth. It acts as a pain reliever.
  • You can dab small amount of clove oil onto a cotton ball and apply it to the affected teeth. It helps numb pain and reduce inflammation.

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