Tooth Ache


Minister's of Penmai
Jun 11, 2011
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    [*] Tooth ache is primarily caused by tooth decay
    [*] Bacteria flourishes on sugar/starch in food particles inside mouth
    [*] A sticky plaque is then formed on teeth surface
    [*] The bacteria in the plaque produces acid
    [*] This acid erodes the enamel or hard covering of the teeth
    [*] This creates a cavity
    [*] The first sign of tooth decay is tooth ache
    [*] This occurs on eating something very cold/very hot/sweet
    [*] Tooth ache can also be caused by injury/trauma
    [*] Tooth ache can occur in children and adults
[FONT=Georgia,serif]Symptoms [/FONT] [FONT=Georgia,serif] Pain in the tooth radiates to jaw, cheek, ear
  • Pain while chewing
  • Increased sensitivity to hot/cold things
  • Swelling in the jaw
  • Discharge/Bleeding from tooth or gums
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  • Use a floss to remove any particle lodged between teeth
  • Learn flossing from a dentist
  • Take a pain relieving tablet
  • Apply benzocaine containing antiseptic
  • Applying clove oil also might help
  • Do not place aspirin directly against the gums
  • This might lead to burning of gum tissue

[FONT=Georgia,serif]Consult a Doctor If
  • Tooth ache persists
  • Fever occurs with the ache
  • Difficulty in breathing occurs
  • Difficulty in swallowing occurs
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    [*] Brush teeth after every meal
    [*] Floss regularly
    [*] Visit your dentist twice a year
    [*] Wear a mouth gear while playing
    [*] Avoid smoking as it worsens dental conditions
  • [FONT=Georgia,serif] Eat a balanced meal with reduced starch/sugar content [/FONT]


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