Toothache please take seriously There is a threat of severe root inflammation
Many people get a queasy feeling at the thought of the dentist. But dental problems should not be suppressed, but always taken seriously. Because is e.g. Treating a root infection not expertly, this can have unpleasant consequences. For strong, throbbing toothache and increased sensitivity to pressure, cold and heat should always be consulted a doctor.
Lack of treatment can have unpleasant consequences
A visit to the dentist is associated with anxiety for many people. But despite all the worries, toothache should not be taken lightly. Because if these are not treated appropriately, they can increase quickly and in case of emergency, for example, lead to tooth loss. Accordingly, it is advisable not to wait days for pain or increased sensitivity of the tooth until the physician is visited. Likewise, it should be avoided to treat throbbing pain or increased sensitivity to stimulation on their own with medication. Because these signs may also indicate root inflammation.
Cause is mostly tooth decay
In most cases, a dental root inflammation (medical: "pulpitis") caused by caries. If the caries bacteria are not combated in time, they destroy the tooth in layers until they reach the medulla ("pulp"). Through this, the pathogens can penetrate to the root tip and eventually spread to the jawbone in the absence of treatment. This is indicated by the East German dental associations in their patient journal "ZahnRat" (Issue 88). http://www.zahnrat.net/images/zahnrat_ausgaben/ZahnRat88/ZahnRat_88_online.pdf In rare cases, mechanical causes such as. a blow to the tooth or teeth grinding. It is also possible that an obliquely grown wisdom tooth or insufficiently treated periodontal disease are responsible for the dental root inflammation.
Strong pain in the evening
Initially, pulpitis usually causes little discomfort. If the caries has spread further, the teeth are typically hypersensitive to heat, cold and sweet and sour foods. In addition, sufferers usually suffer from throbbing pain, especially in the evening or at night, when you come to rest. If the inflammation has already spread to the jawbone and the surrounding tissue, it can be recognized by an abscess or the characteristic "thick cheek".
At the latest at this time, a visit to the dentist is unavoidable. If there is actually an inflammation of the pulp, the physician usually performs a root canal treatment. In this case, the tooth is first drilled out, then the specialist removes the inflamed tissue or the root tips and fills the root canals with a special mass again. After the treatment, it may happen that the tooth is even more sensitive, but this is usually over after a few days. (No)