About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Tooth Ache - First Aid and Emergency Treatment Guide

Last Updated on Jun 20, 2011
View in Hindi
Font : A-A+

Overview/Causes

  • 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 
Advertisement

Symptoms

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 

Treatment

  • 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 
Advertisement

Consult a Doctor If

  • Tooth ache persists
  • Fever occurs with the ache
  • Difficulty in breathing occurs
  • Difficulty in swallowing occurs
Advertisement

Prevention

  • 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
  • Eat a balanced meal with reduced starch/sugar content
Advertisement

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.

Comments

viakk, India

I have bad pain health please suggest me any pain reliefs

chodu, India

i have teeth pain. if i bite some bits of meal pain occurs. please suggest me best pain relief tablets.

Shani, United Kingdom

Hi I have a pain in two of teeths deapily it's toooo tooo much plz tell me the paste and tablet fr plz ASAP Salman

maldita, Philippines

i have deep pain inside my jockettooth what did i do to stop the pain?

anupam227, India

my father's tooth are infected and swelling to in his face is any medicine help him out plz?



Advertisement
First Aid A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
Emergency Medical Services
City
Service
What's New on Medindia
Test  Your Knowledge on Heart
Test Your Knowlege on Genes
Obesity in Teens Make Inroads into Early Atrial Fibrillation
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Post-Nasal Drip Color Blindness Calculator Accident and Trauma Care Drug - Food Interactions Daily Calorie Requirements Diaphragmatic Hernia How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips Drug Interaction Checker Sanatogen Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use