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Painful Teething Tips

What is Clenching and Grinding?

Dr. Hetal Chheda 85% (10 ratings)
BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai
What is  Clenching and Grinding?

Grinding or bruxism involves moving the jaw with teeth held tightly together.
This results in visible wear and flatenning of teeth.
Clenching is holding the teeth together and tightining the jaw muscles.
It may be done conciously or during sleep.
It may lead to jaw pain, stiffnes, enamel wearing, recession, clicking sound in the jaw joint etc. 

Treament includes.

Making patient aware of his situation
Psychological counselling 
Bite guard or night guard is made to wear at night

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Dental Check up - Know What To Expect!

Dr. Neelam Yadav 93% (594 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Narnaul
Dental Check up - Know What To Expect!

No one likes going to a dentist. The fear of a toothache is something that nightmares are made of...let alone the treatment. Because of this, a lot of people end up in the dentist's chair only when the pain is unbearable and it is too late to save the tooth. Just like we have a routine health check up for the rest of our body, our teeth too need to be looked at by a dentist at regular intervals to spot that cavity right when it starts. A regular visit can also allow a quick clean up to keep your teeth shining white. Here's what to expect during a routine dental check up:

1. They'll check your history: Before you actually get to the dentist's chair, your dentist will want to know your entire health background. This is done either by you filling out a detailed form that the receptionist gives you or a junior dentist filling a medical record sheet after asking you questions. You'll specially be asked questions about any pain or symptoms you might be experiencing in your teeth and other things like medications, diabetes, arthritis, pregnancy etc. Each of these problems can have a direct impact on your dental treatment, hence revealing them to your practitioner in advance is very important. Also, be sure to discuss any concerns or anxiety you are experiencing. Most dentists know how to put their patient at ease. All it'll take is a quick chat to put you at ease

2. You'll get a cleaning: Just like the car gets a good wash before the mechanic can have a look, your teeth will get a good scrub before your dentist can address any problem areas. Cleaning involves scraping off built up plaque and tartar that collects above and below the gum line before flossing between and around every tooth to remove any plaque or food particles that are clinging on. You may also get a final shiny finish for your pearly whites at the end of the cleaning session.

3. Your teeth will be examined: Your dentist will now use a metal probe with a small angled mirror to see behind and between teeth and gums, as well as check for the softening of tooth enamel and dentin. If you have a cavity or anything deeper, this is when it will surface. Once the doctor identifies a problem, they suggest the next course of action

4. You may get an X-ray: If the doctor finds a problem that needs fixing, he may ask you to take an X-ray to find out how deep the decay is. You'll be asked to bite down on a piece of plastic while the X-ray machine is placed against your cheek. Where possible, you can check if your doctor can do a digital X-ray which emits 90% less radiation.

5 Results and advice: Based on your X-ray results and overall medical condition, the doctor may recommend various procedures to remove your existing decay and prevent new ones.

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Homeopathy Can Help With Teething Pain - Here Is How

Dr. Atul Kundalia 87% (10 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Medicine
Homeopath, Ghaziabad
Homeopathy Can Help With Teething Pain - Here Is How

Excruciating pain while teething can be an extreme time both for the child and the entire family. The first tooth generally comes in when infants are in the vicinity of 4 and 7 months of age.

Symptoms of getting the first few teeth may include:

  1. Drooling, swollen or delicate gums
  2. Declining sustenance
  3. Biting on strong items
  4. Fractiousness and rest issues
  5. Most pediatricians say that diarrhea, low fever or irritation are not identified with getting teeth. However, for some mothers, these indications are normal for their babies getting teeth.
  6. You need to dependably call your specialist if your child has side effects that stress you or a temperature of 101 degrees F or higher.

Teething can normally be taken care of at home with homeopathic drugs.
Homeopathy is a protected and regular approach to alleviate the red, swollen gums and the pain. Homeopathic solutions additionally help your child quiet down and give them the opportunity to rest. Some of the medicines are as follows:

  1. Chamomilla 30C: It is the most widely recognized homeopathic medicine for problems associated with growing teeth. The baby is usually in pain, irate and shouting. Child quits crying just when carried and shook, or when riding in a car. Getting teeth is regularly joined by greenish diarrhea and an ear infection.
  2. Belladonna 30C: This medicine is administered when the child has red, swollen gums and is unable to sleep. Getting teeth is now and then joined by tonsillitis or ear infection with high fever.
  3. Calcarea phosphorica 30C: This medicine is given when the teeth are painful at the back and getting teeth is extremely agonizing. The main tooth typically shows up at 10 to 11 months of age. It is difficult to sooth the baby. Teeth are rotting, not long after they are come in.
  4. Mercurius solubilis 30C: This homeopathic medicine is effective when the baby drools a lot, has a terrible breath and a covered tongue. Pain is frequent and more terrible during the evening.
  5. Pulsatilla 30C: A clingy and mournful child needs to be held and consoled constantly. Pain is soothed by sucking an icy therapeutic stick or when breathing cool, crisp air. You need to give the drug that most nearly matches your baby’s side effects. You can crush the pellets or mix them in some water. In extreme pain, give the child five pellets three to four times everyday.

Other homeopathic medicines given to babies while teething are Podophyllum (mayapple), Belladonna, Calcarea Carbonica (calcium carbonate), Coffea (espresso), and Caffeinum (caffeine). A few parents might be worried in giving some of these substances to their babies. However, these homeopathic medicines are known to be protective as well as successful in treating numerous basic illnesses.

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Take Care Of Your Smile. This Will Reflect Your Personality

Dr. Deepali Wankhade 91% (61 ratings)
BDS, Certificate Course In Cosmetics And Implant
Dentist, Thane
Take Care Of Your Smile. This Will Reflect Your Personality

You should give time for your health. Healthy mind stays in healthy body. As we all know that toothache is sever form of pain, if your teeth pains you can't concentrate on your work. So it is always better to visit your dentist after every six months even if there is no problem because. Prevention is always better than cure. You should brush your teeth two times a day with proper brushing technique, night brushing is as important as morning brushing.

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Teeth Pain Solution in hindi - दांत दर्द का इलाज

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Teeth Pain Solution in hindi - दांत दर्द का इलाज

दोस्तों वैसे तो दांत में दर्द का होना एक आम  समस्या मानी जाती है, लेकिन जब जिसे दाँत में दर्द होता है तो मानो उसकी जान ही निकल जाती है। इस दर्द के कारण ठीक से बोल पाना भी मुश्किल हो जाता है। कभी कभी ज्यादा दर्द होने की वजह से खाने पीने में भी कठिनाइयाँ होती है। अक्सर हम चाहते हैं कि दांत मोती जैसे चमकदार, सुंदर हों पर दर्द सहने वाले को ही मजबूत दांत की एहमियत मालूम होती है। इसलिए तो हर विज्ञापनों में हर बार स्वस्थ मसूडें, मजबूत दांत की बात कही जती है। पर आपको एक बात का ध्यान देना होगा कि केवल किसी अच्छे टूथपेस्ट का इस्तेमाल ही काफी नही स्वस्थ दांतों के लिए। बल्कि मजबूत स्वस्थ दांत के लिए आपको रखने होते हैं दांतो का खास ख्याल। दांतों को स्वस्थ रखने के लिए सफाई के साथ ही जरूरी है कैल्शियम और प्रोटीन से भरे आहार की पर्याप्तता।

  • जबकी आम तौर पर लोग अपने दाँतों की सुरक्षा पर ध्यान नही देते है। जिससे विभिन्न स्थितयों में दांत में दर्द होने लगता है जो कई बार असहनीय हो जाता है। 
  •  खट्टा, मीठा, ठंडा या गर्म चीज़ खाने या पीने से कमजोर अस्वस्थ दाँतों में दर्द उभरता है। 
  • दाँतों में बैक्टीरिया होने पर इन्फेक्शन की वजह से दर्द होने लगता है। 
  • ज्यादातर कैल्शियम की कमी से या फिर दांत को ठीक से साफ़ ना करने की वजह से दांतों में बैक्टीरिया लग जाते है, जिसकी वजह से दांत में दर्द होने लगता है। 
  • हम में से ज्यादातर लोग दांत दर्द होने पर फौरन डेंटिस्ट के पास जाना पसंद करते हैं। पर बहुत से लोगों के बजट में नही होता कि हर बार डेंटिस्ट के पास जाया जाए या के बार डेंटिस्ट भी सही मौके पर अवेलेबल नहीं होते जिसकी वजह से दर्द सहने का ही विकल्प रह जाता है। पर अब चिंता करने की जरूरत नहीं दांत में दर्द हो तक डेंटिस्ट को दिखाने या दर्द सहने के अलावा आपके पास है तीसरा विकल्प जो सबसे बेहतर है जो हम आपको बताएंगे। जी हां हैम बताएंगे ऐसे घरेलू नुस्खे जिसे अपनाने से आपको दांत दर्द में मिलेगा झटपट आराम। 

इलाज करने से पहले ध्यान दें

  • जब दांत दर्द हो तब मीठे पदार्थ खाने या पीने से परहेज करें क्योंकि ये बैकटीरिया, जर्म्स, जीवाणु इत्यादि को और बढ़ावा देते है जिनसे आपकी तकलीफ और बढ सकती है।
  • बताए गए घरेलू उपचारों से दाँत दर्द कम न हो तो डॉक्टर को दिखाएं।
  • घरेलू उपचार अस्थाई दांत दर्द या मामूली दांत दर्द के लिए होते हैं। अगर आपको जिंजीवाईटीज जैसी दांत की कोई समस्या हो तो दवाईयाँ अथवा डाक्टरी निरीक्षण जरुरी हो जाता है।

दाँतो के दर्द का घरेलू इलाज

दोस्तों नीचे दिए गए सभी तरीकों में से कोई भी तरीका अपनाने से आप तुरंत अपने दाँतों के दर्द से छुटकारा पा सकते है और इसका कोई नुकसान या साइड इफ़ेक्ट भी नही होता है।
1. आंवला और कपूर
दाँत में कीड़ा लगा होने के कारण यदि दाँतों में दर्द हो तो आँवले के रस में जरा-सा कपूर मिलाकर दाँत पर लगा लें। या कपूर में तिल का तेल मिलाकर पेस्ट बनाएं और उस पेस्ट से दर्द वाली जगह पर मालिश करें। ऐसा करने से फौरन दांत दर्द से राहत मिलेगी।

2. प्याज
दाँत में दर्द या मसूढ़ों में दर्द होने पर प्याज का टुकड़ा उस जगह रख के दबा लें, ऐसा करने से दाँत दर्द दूर हो जाता है।

3. नीम और नमक
नीम के उबले पानी में ज़रा सा सेंधा नमक डालकर कुल्ला करें इससे  दाँतो के दर्द में आराम मिलेगा।

4. हींग
चुटकी भर हीं दर्द वाले दांत या दर्द वाले मसूढ़ों पर दबा कर कुछ देर रखें। या हल्दी और हींग दोनों को पीसकर ज़रा सा पानी डालकर गोली बनाएं  और उस। गोली को दुखते दाँत के नीचे रखकर दबा ले, ऐसा करने से दाँत दर्द में राहत मिलेगी।
 
5. सरसो का तेल
दांत में तेज दर्द हो रहा हो तो  दर्द वाली जगह पर सरसों के तेल में पिसी हल्दी और नमक अच्छे  से मिक्स करके लगाएं। इससे दांत दर्द में तुरन्त आराम मिलेगा। 

6. अदरक
अदरक के गुणों से हम सभी वाकिफ होते हैं और इसके बहुउपयोगी गुणों में एक गुण है दांत दर्द से राहत दिलाना। अदरक पावडर को आप पानी के साथ मिलाकर पेस्ट बना लें। पेस्ट को दाँतों में लगाने से मिनटों में दर्द कम हो जाएगा। अगर आप यह भी करना नहीं चाहते हैं तो अदरक को चबाकर खाने से उसका रस दर्द वाले जगह पर लगने से भी राहत मिलती है।  इसके अलावा अदरक का एन्टीबैक्टिरीअल गुण छोटे-मोटे घाव, संक्रमण और सूजन को भी जल्दी ठीक करता है।
7. लौंग
अगर आप दांत दर्द से परेशान हैं तो वैसे भी लौंग को दाँत के नीचे दबाकर रखने की आदत डाल लें। और दर्द होने पर रुई के फाहे में लौंग का तेल डालकर दर्द वाले दांत के नीचे दबाकर रखें। कुछ लौंग एक गिलास पानी में उबले जब पानी एक चौथाई रह जाये तो इस पानी से कुल्ला करे दाँत दर्द ठीक हो जायेगा।
8. लहसुन
दो लहसुन की काली ले और उसे तवे पे सेक ले और जिस दाँत में दर्द हो रहा उस जगह दबा दें। या  लौकी 24 ग्राम, लहसुन 20 ग्राम दोनों को पीसकर दो गिलास पानी में डालकर उबालें जब पानी एक चौथाई रह जाये तो छान कर इस पानी से कुल्ला कर लें इससे आपको तुरंत दांत दर्द से राहत मिलेगा।

बच्चों से लेके जवान और बूढ़ों तक सभी को कभी न कभी दाँतों की परेशानी होती ही है। तो अब जब भी दांत में दर्द हो तो आजमाएं इन नुस्खों को और पाएं आराम। पर इससे बेहतर यब होगा कि अपने दांत का हमेशा इस तरह ख्याल रखें कि आपको दर्द का दिन देखना ही न पड़े।

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Dental Health Tips For Parents!

Dr. Vaishali Katke 90% (312 ratings)
MDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Dental Health Tips For Parents!

Though your child's first set of teeth are not permanent, they are still critical to the development of healthy gums, jaws, permanent teeth, and dental hygiene habits. From first teething to the development of permanent adult teeth, you can help your child to develop and maintain strong healthy teeth and gums.

THE FIRST TEETH

The first teeth usually erupt at around 6-8 months beginning with the lower front teeth and working back towards the molars, usually in pairs. A full set of baby teeth usually appears by the age of 2.5 years and remains stable until the age of 5 or 6 when baby teeth begin to be replaced by permanent teeth

TEETHING PAINS

As these first teeth begin to push through the gum, your child may experience teething pain. Redness or rash on the cheeks, increased drooling, restlessness, irritability, and loss of appetite can all be indicators that your child is teething. If however your child also experiences fever, vomiting, or diarrhea you should take them to a physician as these symptoms are often caused by ailments other than teething.

Once you've established that your child is teething, you can ease their pain in a number of ways. Allowing your child to chew on a chilled teething rings or other cold hard objects can help numb the gums and cause the tooth to erupt sooner. Teething gels can also help reduce the pain through numbing and can be found in most pharmacies. Finally, you can also massage your child's gums

with a clean finger, reducing the pain with light pressure on and around the location of the erupting teeth. Teething cookies and other food (or alcohol) based home remedies are not recommended as they may lead to tooth decay caused by food debris left in the gums or new teeth.

Teething can be a trying time for parents and child alike, but it will not last forever and there are several simple effective ways to manage your child's discomfort.

FIRST DENTAL VISIT

As soon as your child has her first teeth you can begin to think about scheduling a first dental appointment. The appointment should be made on or before your child's first birthday. Before the appointment you may wish to bring your child into the dental clinic for a short tour and a chance to get acquainted with the space and the staff. If you or one of your other children has an appointment, you can bring the younger child along to help get them familiar with the clinic.

In preparation for the first visit, try not to over-prepare your child or say things like "it won't be too bad" as these behaviours often just trigger fear and nervousness rather than providing comfort. When you get to the appointment, be sure to discuss an oral health plan for your child with either the dentist or dental hygienist.

Most importantly, do not wait for an emergency to bring your child to the dentist. The additional stress of pain or injury will make an unfamiliar experience even more difficult for your child.

CHILD ORAL HEALTH CONCERNS

Though baby teeth will be replaced by permanent teeth as your child grows, proper maintenance of their baby teeth can not only prevent child oral health concerns and ensure healthy gums and jaws but also helps to develop good oral hygiene habits that will follow your child through life.

BABY BOTTLE TOOTH DECAY

Allowing your baby to fall asleep while nursing or sucking on a bottle allows sugary liquids to pool around the teeth and may lead to extensive tooth decay. To ensure that tooth decay does not progress unnoticed you should check your child's teeth regularly for any brown spots along the gum line. Frowns or tears when eating cold, sweet, or hard foods may also be signs that your child is experiencing tooth decay.

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SNACK CHOICES

Just as with adults, sugary snacking habits in children can greatly increase the likelihood of cavities and tooth decay. Foods which contain high levels of sugar or which are soft or chewy and stick to the teeth are the most harmful as they cause the natural bacteria in your child's mouth to produce high levels of acid which may erode teeth. It is also important to remember that, though more nutritionally sound, natural sugars such as those in fruit can still cause dental decay if the teeth are not brushed regularly and thoroughly.

Along with healthy eating choices, you should try to reduce your child's consumption of sugary foods that are held in the mouth for a long time such as lollipops, hard candies, etc. If your child is going to eat something sugary, it is best to pair it with a meal so that the additional saliva production helps to wash the sugar off the teeth. Generally however it is best to avoid sugary foods to prevent the formation of a sweet-tooth and choose instead healthier options such as:

  • Popcorn
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Nuts & Seeds
  • Meat
  • Cheese
  • Coleslaw
  • Pizza
  • Plain yogurt
  • Eggs
  • Enriched or Whole-wheat bread
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Plain milk
  • Tossed salads
  • Plain muffins

Though snacks such as raisins, dried fruits, and granola bars are healthy, they tend to stick to the teeth and so are not an ideal choice for snacks.

ORAL HYGIENE HABITS FOR CHILDREN

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Even before your child's first tooth appears, you can and should begin an oral hygiene routine. Use a cloth to wipe down your baby's face and gums after every feeding. Once the first tooth appears, use a soft bristled brush to clean the tooth after every meal but do not use toothpaste as children tend to swallow most of it which can be harmful. If you are having difficulty brushing your child's teeth, you may want to try having your child lie down with their head in your lap, or have them stand in front of you with their back leaning against your body while holding a mirror so that both you and your child can see what you are doing.

Children require smaller brushes than adults and flossing should begin only when the teeth begin to touch each other. You child will likely not have the manual dexterity to brush and floss their own teeth until the age of 8 or 10. Establishing a good routine from the very beginning will help your child to get into a habit of oral hygiene.

Once your child begins brushing their own teeth, you may want to use a timer to ensure they are brushing for long enough as well as providing rewards such as stickers for regular brushing and flossing. The best way to get your child to adopt good oral hygiene habits is to model them yourself. If you and your child brush your teeth together ever morning and evening the practice is more likely to be kept up than if you expect your child to form the habit all on their own.

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Homeopathic Remedies For Toothache!

Dr. Mukesh Singh 95% (10335 ratings)
B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Homeopathic Remedies For Toothache!

Homeopathy is often associated only with chronic illnesses. Another myth associated with this form of treatment is that it takes ages for the effect of the medication to be visible. However, in the case of a toothache, Homeopathy can be very relevant and can quickly ease the pain. Homeopathic treatment for toothaches addresses the underlying cause of the problem. Some of the common triggers for a toothache are tooth decay, an abscess or gum problems.

Take a look at these common Homeopathic remedies for a toothache:

  1. Plantago: Plantago is an efficient remedy for toothaches that is accompanied by tooth sensitivity, increased salivation and swollen cheeks. Plantage can be taken in the form of pills or applied externally on the tooth that is paining.
  2. Silicea: Silicea is the ideal Homeopathic remedy to treat tooth abscesses and their accompanying toothaches. It addresses the collection of pus around the root of the tooth and hence controls the pain. Silicea is also useful against toothaches that are aggravated by cold water.
  3. Chamomilla: If the toothache is unbearable and affects not one, but an entire row of teeth, chamomilla is what you need. It is also beneficial for toothaches that are aggravated by the intake of warm drinks.
  4. Hekla lava: A toothache that is associated with a swollen jaw can be treated with Hecla Lava. This Homeopathic remedy will relieve both the pain in the tooth and the swelling of the jaw.
  5. Calcarea fluorica: Homeopathic medicine can be used to treat not only a toothache, but also the decaying of a tooth. Calcarea fluorica is known to slow the decay of tooth enamel. It also prevents the flaking of enamel and is has a beneficial impact on people who have enamel deficiency.
  6. Staphysagria: Unhealthy gums and retracted gums are common causes for tooth decay. Staphisagria is a Homeopathic remedy that can treat the drawing of tooth roots in such cases and the pain associated with them. It also addresses the formation of excessive plaque.
  7. Arnica: Arnica addresses the toothache and bleeding that follows a tooth extraction and the filling of dental cavities. It is also very useful against the pain and swelling of the gums that accompanies wearing false teeth.

Homeopathic remedies for toothaches offer fast pain relief. Since, Homeopathic medication has negligible side effects, it can be safely administered to both children and adults. However, a tooth ache should never be ignored. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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Toothache: 7 Best Homeopathic Remedies for it!

BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Toothache: 7 Best Homeopathic Remedies for it!

Odontalgia or severe toothache is characterized by extreme pain or inflammation of the tooth and its surrounding areas. The excruciating pain that you might experience may stem as a result of gum infection, tooth decay, infection of the dental pulp, abscess and due to certain other reasons like extraction or filling of the teeth. Another key reason for extreme toothache is the fact that a number of heart problems, such as myocardial infarction and angina tend to affect your dental health negatively.

While some toothaches might occur sporadically, they might pose a danger against your overall well-being in the long run, if the condition is left untreated. Homeopathy can serve as the perfect antidote to your toothache problems and its effects are noted to be significantly higher when it comes down to the question of long-term consumption. Here is a list of homeopathic medications that might prove to be a pain alleviator for your dental complications:

  1. Hepar Sulph and Silicea: Root abscess responds positively, to both Hepar Sulph and Silicea. For fever accompanied with occasional chills due to severe toothache, Hepar Sulph is considered to be the perfect remedy and tends to significantly decrease the level of swelling and pain. On the other hand, if your face swells and there is an incidence of gum inflammation, Silicea must be used to numb the effects of root abscess.
  2. Plantago: Plantago is noted to be the most commonly prescribed medicine for toothaches and for treating sensitivity. The pain extending to the ears from the teeth receives maximum relief due to the effects of Plantago. It might have to be taken internally or applied externally depending on the severity of the toothache and its accompanying conditions.
  3. Staphysagria: Sensitivity is best taken care of by Staphysagria and resolves the problem of worsening of toothache, when any drink or food is consumed. Bleeding gums and excess salivation is also another aspect that is looked after by Staphysagria.
  4. Arnica: Tooth extraction and filling may often lead to the consequence of nerve-wrecking pain in the gums and the affected area. For this, Arnica is prescribed to assuage the nerve pain and must be taken in along with Hypericum, another homeopathy medicine, for best results.
  5. Merc Sol: Problems of halitosis and excessive salivation that tend to occur simultaneously with toothaches can be solved by a dosage of Merc Sol. Bleeding gums, looseness of teeth and sensitivity are all taken care of by the same medication.
  6. Hecla Lava: For jaw swells along with toothache, you must always opt for Hecla Lava. The effect is instantaneous and relieves both swelling and pain.
  7. Chamomilla: Chamomilla serves as the best remedial homeopathic medicine for easing heat sensitivity that is likely to worsen the existing toothache. Drinks and food, either hot or cold, can then be consumed easily because of the numbing effect of this medicine. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.
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Tooth Pain - 5 Causes Behind it!

Dr. Dhruba Bhattacharya 90% (1659 ratings)
MBBS, PGC In Family Welfare & Health Management, DHA, PGD In Medical Laws & Ethics
General Physician, Kolkata
Tooth Pain - 5 Causes Behind it!

Mild to severe tooth pain can turn out to be debilitating and damaging condition if it is persistent. Also, the pain in head/ears can spread to the rest of the head and give you an uncomfortable ache and tingling sensation all day long. So what are the causes behind tooth pain? Here's our list!

  1. Tooth decay: The presence of food debris that has not been cleaned out can stay on and cause cavities and persistent tooth pain. This condition can also make the teeth extra sensitive and pain then emanates as a natural response to signify that all is not well in the area. This can also lead to sharp pain when bite an apple or munch on nuts. One must see a dentist for this kind of pain so that scaling and plaque removal can take place. 
  2. Injury: If there is persistent, throbbing pain after eating something that is too hot or too cold, then it might be more than mere tooth sensitivity. This condition could also point at chipped, broken or cracked teeth due to excessive teeth grinding or a fall or accident. It could also be caused due to sports injury. The dentist will usually take a dental X ray to find the cause of the pain and to unravel the extent of the damage as well.
  3. Inflammation: Constant pain may also point at inflammation of the pulp. This may be caused due to damaged roots. If this kind of inflammation comes with bleeding and fever, then you must consult a dentist immediately. It can also mean that the pulp or root of the tooth is dying, in which case a root canal may be required. 
  4. Sinus: A dull ache in the sinus area of the upper teeth usually point at sinusitis, which is a condition that emanates due to pain in the nerves of that area. This pain can also happen due to cold and cough as well as an allergic attack that affect the facial muscles due to excessive sneezing and watering of the eyes. Also, a flu and fever can lead to this kind of pain. 
  5. Infection: Inflammation along with fever and bleeding can also point at infection. This can render the complete pulp tissue damaged. Also, the growth of abscess in such cases can cause acute tooth pain. The dentist will usually diagnose the issue with a tooth X ray before prescribing antibiotics and carrying out a root canal for severe cases. 

Persistent toothache with other symptoms should always be checked by a dentist so as to rule out long term damage that can result in tooth loss.

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Clove and its Benefits in Relieving Tooth Pain

Dr. Kedar Upadhyay 89% (152 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma in Naturopathy & Yoga - NDDY
Ayurveda, Ahmedabad
Clove and its Benefits in Relieving Tooth Pain

Clove is a commonly known spice, which is native to the Asian cuisine. They are dried flower buds of a tree from the family of Myrtaceae. These buds are known to be harvested originally in Maluku Islands in Indonesia. The cloves are aromatic and is known to lend a sweet and earthy flavor to food. Historically, cloves have been used both for culinary and medicinal uses. As a culinary spice, clove is used in meat dishes, curries, drinks and marinades. It is widely used in Indian, Chinese, African and South Asian cuisine.

Cloves have amazing medicinal properties. The bud has been widely recognized as a wonder bud packed with health benefits. In India, cloves are an important element of Ayurvedic medicine. It’s warm and soothing properties are beneficial for treating digestive tract problems. Clove oil is used in aromatherapy and can also be used as an ant repellent, due to its strong smell.

Clove oil is extracted from cloves and contains a chemical compound called Eugenol. This compound not only lends aroma to the spice, but also possesses analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic and anesthetic properties. It is for this reason, clove oil is used extensively in dentistry as an anodyne (A pain reliever). Its antiseptic and antibacterial properties are beneficial in treating infections and its anesthetic qualities are extremely helpful in relieving pain.

In painful teeth conditions like an abscessed tooth, infections, gum disease or even cavities, toothache can range from mild to sharp shooting and almost unbearable pain. The patient suffering from such conditions is usually put on antibiotics, thus, it is wise to recommend using Ayurvedic clove oil or Eugenol oil as it is commonly known for its pain relief properties. Eugenol helps in providing relief from pain by arresting the nerve tissues, causing a local anesthetic effect. However, it is strongly advised to use clove oil only under the guidance of a dentist.


Since Clove oil can alter blood sugar levels and is warm in nature and is not recommended for patients suffering from diabetes or bleeding disorders. Caution must be exercised as overuse of clove oil can cause nerve damage. If using at home, it is better to mix 2 to 3 drops of the clove oil along with half a teaspoon of olive oil and then apply the mixture to the painful area. The oil can also be applied using a cotton ball on the painful tooth with the help of tweezers; however, it is important that one should not keep the oil for more than 10 seconds on the affected area. It is also important not to swallow any oil as it can be harmful for your health. Drinking clove tea or chewing a clove till it releases its oil is much safer and effective way to use it, than using a clove oil.

So, next time you have a toothache, do not suffer. Try this medicinal gift, but stay safe. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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