A toothache is one of the most uncomfortable dental problems you can experience. The tooth pain may range from a simple annoying throb, to something that will keep you up all night and prevent you from doing anything else other than moaning in pain. If the pain is something that you still find to be tolerable, it might be tempting to try and ignore it in the hopes that it will eventually go away on its own. However, doing so may worsen the problems – and may expose you to even more discomfort in the long run.
Tooth pain may come from a number of causes, one of the most common of which is tooth decay or tooth damage. When your tooth is damaged or decayed, the sensitive inner portion that includes the roots may be affected, resulting in pain. Infection from a tooth abscess can also result to pain especially if pus is present. Gum problems can also make the teeth area painful.
For temporary pain relief, you may take over the counter pain relievers that will help deal with the toothache. However, it is still important for you to go to your dentist to get permanent relief from the discomfort. The appropriate dental treatment will also ensure that the problem will not worsen into something more complicated, and much more uncomfortable to treat.