A toothache is a very common thing and our first impulse is to let it ride. Most of you are terrified to go to dentists, thanks to negative experiences from our childhood. As a result of this irrational fear, we are putting ourselves in harm’s way for no good reason at all. Dental phobia is a big problem in a lot of people and it results in them having pain due to their having neglected a small problem.
A tooth hurts because there is obviously something wrong with it. The most common reason for a toothache is dental caries that has become very bad. If your teeth have been neglected for a very long time bow, then a toothache is inevitable. The enamel of the tooth wears away, leaving the sensitive inner area completely exposed, thereby increasing sensitivity to extreme heat and cold. A toothache could also be a sign that there is some other problem in the mouth, such as that caused by teeth grinding at night.
You don’t always have to rush to the dentist in order to get your teeth fixed. You can try to bring the pain and the inflammation down by applying a compress to the cheek and by flossing gently. Even if the pain subsides, you should make it a point to see the dentist just to make sure that you are not developing some other condition that will require medical attention. This is a good approach to long term health of your teeth.