A toothache pain is a common condition which arises due to inadequate care of your tooth. The pain usually arises from the gums and the apex of the tooth. This toothache might be a result of cavities, bleeding gums, tartar etc. All of these are caused when you do not brush your teeth properly or certain germs and bacteria in your gums are left untreated or unrecognized. Sometimes you might also face sensitivity to your tooth when the tooth is exposed to hot or cold drinks and sometimes you might face pain while chewing food. Toothaches can cause you many problems as there is constant pain and irritation in the affected areas of your gum and teeth. Severe toothache can lead you to have headaches and nasal pains as well. Toothaches also arise from various infections in your gums which are untreated. The infections affect the blood vessels present in the gums that cause many problems and of the main problems are cavities. This is a condition where the enamel of your tooth starts to decay and it spreads over to the neighboring tooth as well. Many a times you can experience toothache if you have had any past injuries. Fracture of your tooth leads you to face pain and sensitivity as well. Severe toothaches are results of many gum diseases too.
The treatment procedure begins with a series of tests on the affected tooth/teeth which determines the cause of the pain and also shows whether the infection is spreading or not. These tests help to determine the course of diagnosis. However, the treatment of toothache depends on the severity and the damage that it has caused. Root canal therapy is an effective way of treatment. This is procedure the gum or the pulp of the tooth which has been exposed is cured. The decays associated with the tooth are removed with the process of scraping and grinding. If the infection is severe, there might be steps where the nerves and blood vessels might need to be sealed to prevent spreading of the infection. Depending on the extent of the condition, you can be prescribed with special medicinal toothpaste and oral antibiotics. With this condition, it is always recommended that you make follow up visits with the doctor to be on the safe side. If you have a tooth fracture then it is recommended that you get a dental crown which will eliminate the symptoms of the problems that you face. If the toothache is left untreated then there is a possibilty that the affected tooth needs to be removed.
If you experience pain while biting or chewing food, sensitivity of the tooth when you drink something hot or cold or even swelling/bleeding of gums then you need to consult with your dentist as soon as possible. With toothaches you might also experience headaches, neck pain and earache. If you face these symptoms then you are eligible for the treatment.
There are no specific conditions where you are not eligible for the treatment, however, you should consult with your medical expert to be on the safe side.
The side effects for the course of the treatment are that you might face some difficulties in chewing food and sensitivity in your tooth when you drink something hot or cold. You need to be on a liquid diet for a couple of days until and unless the problems associated with your tooth are remediated.
The post treatment guidelines are that you should take adequate care of your tooth. You should brush after every meal that you consume and apply the oral antibiotics that you have been prescribed. You should also avoid certain foods that might deteriorate the condition. You should also quit smoking as they cause many problems associated with your tooth and gums. However, you must have follow up doctor appointments to ensure better results of the treatment.
With proper care and medications you can recover from the problems that you are facing within a week. The problems might start to come back if proper care is not taken and the condition worsens and results in pain and irritation and maybe even bleeding gums.
For surgeries such as root canal therapy and dental crowning the price ranges from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 6,000. Other medicines and oral antibiotics range from Rs. 300 to Rs. 2,500.
The results of the treatment are permanent only if you take adequate care of your tooth. The problems might arrive again when you neglect to take proper care of your teeth and gums.