Toothache is considered the strongest, and sooner or later, each person faces it. What to do with the sudden pain, we know, but what if the tooth hurts when pressing or biting? What reasons can cause such pain? Let's look at these issues together.
A tooth aches when pressed: possible causes
First of all, you need to understand the causes of pain, and you should also determine the nature of the pain and the circumstances in which it manifests.
The following types of toothaches are distinguished:
- resulting from dental surgery;
- having a spontaneous nature.
Pain after dental surgery
Toothache may occur after going to the dental office. This is a fairly frequent and unavoidable phenomenon, which in itself is not dangerous and goes away without additional medical intervention.
In some cases, pain when pressing on the tooth can occur as a result of improper work of the dentist, as well as due to the manifestation of allergic reactions to the drugs used.
If a filled tooth hurts when pressed, then the reasons may be:
- insufficient cleaning of the tooth cavity;
- too high filling;
- residual materials under the filling (fragments of enamel, pathological tissues, dentin);
- non-observance of filling technology: burn of soft tissues, acid ingress on dentin, etching of enamel.
When a nerve is removed, and a tooth aches with pressure, the reasons for this are often:
- poorly cleaned channels;
- pulp removed only partially;
- injury during nerve treatment;
- allergic reaction to the drugs used.
If, after cleaning the canals, a tooth aches with pressure, then the following factors may be the causes:
- not fully sealed canals;
- pulp particles remained in the canals;
- exacerbation of the chronic process in the adjacent tooth.
If the tooth hurts after turning to install the crown, this may be preceded by the following reasons:
- inflammation of the nerves inside the tooth;
- incorrectly installed crown;
- gum trauma under the crown;
- poor quality tooth preparation for prosthetics;
- development of caries under the established crown.
However, it is important to remember that pain in dental surgery is not always a pathology. Contact the dentist should, if the discomfort does not go away for several days after the intervention in the tooth cavity.
Often it happens that pain in the tooth when pressed appear arbitrarily and is in no way dependent on dental intervention. The reason for the occurrence of such pain can be:
- The development of caries. Pain occurs most often when eating, especially if the food particles are in the cavity of the tooth. If a tooth hurts under the filling with pressure, this phenomenon can also be a consequence of the development of carious processes that have reached soft tissues.
- Periodontitis It is an infectious disease of the tooth nerve and is caused by undertreated pulpitis, nerve inflammation.
- Crack in the tooth. Especially sharp pains are disturbing when chewing hard and coarse foods. The tooth becomes hypersensitive to hot and cold drinks.
- Other causes, for example: trauma to the jaw or gum, suppuration in the root area, pathological processes in the adjacent tooth.
Spontaneous pain is always a sign of destructive processes, so you should not postpone a visit to the dentist. Timely treatment will help avoid many of the consequences and complications.
What to do with a toothache?
First of all, as already mentioned, you should find out the cause of the pain. For this you need to consult a doctor. You will need to describe in detail the nature, power and frequency of pain. An x-ray image of the tooth may also be needed to establish a more accurate diagnosis. The treatment chosen will depend on the diagnosis.
To prevent discomfort after a visit to the dentist, it is recommended to refrain from taking too hot or cold food for a while, as well as from food that requires thorough chewing.
A common cause of complications is the fear of going to the dental office. However, “pull to the last” is not the best option for the development of many diseases of the oral cavity.
The consequences can be very serious, for example:
- severe unbearable pain;
- suppuration on adjacent teeth;
- complete or partial loss of a tooth;
- reduced immunity;
- development of abscesses;
- the occurrence of flux;
- granuloma formation.
Do not self-medicate. No miraculous pastes, hot water bottles, rinsing soda will not help get rid of the problem, but only eliminate the symptoms.
How can you relieve pain?
There are cases when a toothache caught you suddenly and immediately see a doctor is not possible. In this case, the following medications will help you to remove discomfort:
It must be remembered that all drugs will only remove the pain, but not relieve the original source of pain. You should also know that you should not take any painkillers for 2-3 hours before the visit to the dentist. They can interfere with the diagnosis and choice of treatment.
Remember that any toothache can be prevented if you correctly follow all the recommendations of the doctor to care for the oral cavity and undergo a monthly preventive examination. You do not need to look for the reason why a tooth hurts under the filling with pressure, but it is better to go to the dental clinic right away. Be healthy!