Tooth pain can be caused due to various reasons. Effective treatment can only happen if the cause of the pain is diagnosed. It is advised to get it checked by your dentist first before self medicating.
Tooth pain can be due to various reasons like:
- Decay which is deep leading involvement of the pulp/core of tooth
- Gum recession
- Gum infection
- Attrition etc.
Most patients, when they get pain pick up a sensitivity paste from a shop. This will reduce the symptoms but can aggravate the decay. Sensitivity pastes are effective only for pain associated with gum loss.
Pain only while eating could be an indication of loss of tooth structure and can be solved easily with the help of a filling. If the pain tends to persist in the night or aggravates in the night, it is a sign requiring urgent attention. You must visit your dental specialist before the infection spreads to the bone and results in more severe complications.
If there is an associated swelling, fever of the face or the area around the teeth it would require immediate care.