Sometimes, the pain can be unbearable, and you would give anything to make it stop. Toothache can come out of the blue, when we least expect, and when it does, we try to figure out what is causing it and how we can make it stop.
The problem is that there are a lot of thing that can cause toothaches, so the best person to diagnose the cause of the toothache is your friendly dentist in Tijuana. Still, so you get an idea of what the cause of the pain is, here is a list of common symptoms, causes, and what you can do about it.
Pain sensitivity with hot or cold food and drinks.
Even though sensitivity only last for an instant (while you are drinking or biting down), the pain can be sharp on some cases. Usually it is caused by an exposed root, a loose filling or gum disease. If this is your case, you can get over the counter toothpaste for sensitive teeth and brush softly. You could even massage the paste over your teeth using your finger. Of course, this is just a quick method of calming the pain. Visit your dentist in Tijuana so he can diagnose the cause and provide the appropriate treatment. If the pain is actually caused by exposed or infected root, endodontic (root canal) treatment may be required, so call your dentist immediately.
Strong pain when biting down on food.
This is usually caused by tooth decay or cracked tooth. It is important that you see your dentist as soon as possible, because this can get worse with time. Unfortunately, with tooth decay or a cracked tooth, there’s not a quick fix you could do at home. Only your dentist will be able to perform treatment and prescribe pain medication.
Constant pain in a specific area of the teeth, but unable to determine which tooth has the problem.
This most likely is cause by an infected root canal. In this situation is extremely important to see your dentist so he can determine which tooth is causing the problem, and preform a root canal to it. If left unattended, the pain will get worse, and you run the risk of loosing your tooth.
These are just some examples, but as we said, the only person who can correctly diagnose and treat, is your dentist in Mexico, so don’t give it a chance to get worse. Visit us at Tijuana Dental Studio so we can help alleviate the pain, while helping you save money on your dental care at the same time.