The first step to stopping toothache pain is to identify the cause. Some common causes of toothache pain include:
- Damaged Teeth: Your toothache pain could be caused by a cracked or broken tooth. If this is the cause of your pain, see your dentist as soon as possible. A broken tooth can contribute to tooth decay.
- Decayed Teeth: Tooth decay is one of the most common causes of toothache pain. Tooth decay occurs when acids from plaque bacteria penetrate into the tooth enamel causing a loss of tooth mineral which, if it progresses, can ultimately cause pain in the tooth’s inner layer, the pulp.
- Sensitive Teeth: Some types of toothache pain occur if you are using dental care products like peroxide-based whitening agents that penetrate into your teeth.
Take Control of Toothache Pain
Everyone has a favorite remedy for toothache pain, such as rinsing your mouth with warm water or applying an over-the-counter topical analgesic to the sore spot. But for reliable relief and prevention of further toothache pain, be sure to see your dentist and use the right oral care products consistently. Toothache pain due to damaged or decayed teeth will need a dentist’s attention, but if tooth sensitivity is the cause, simply switching to products designed for sensitive teeth, such as Crest Pro-Health toothpastes, may do the trick. (1), (2)
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