Why do dentists aggravate the dental problem

Toothache - problem recognized, pain banished

Toothache is as old as humanity - and especially feared by many sick people. No wonder, as a visit to the dentist is associated with great, often overwhelming fears for a considerable part of the population. However, if you completely avoid going to the dentist, you simply postpone the inevitable ...

Worse still, toothache can often be remedied quickly and easily - and usually completely painlessly, especially in the early stages. If, on the other hand, nothing is done for a long time, dental problems will in many cases continue to get worse. Possible consequences: Severe toothache, dangerous inflammation up to (sometimes) life-threatening abscesses.

Causes of Bad Toothache

What many people with toothache do not know: In addition to the usual "suspects" such as sensitive teeth, exposed tooth necks, gingivitis or carious lesions (caries), other influences and factors can also lead to unpleasant dental problems.

Toothache often occurs in connection with - or as a harbinger - of a migraine. Misalignments of the jaw, inflammation of the paranasal sinuses, eyes or ears and viral diseases can also be associated with painful teeth.

Occasionally, mountaineers in particular report so-called "high tooth pain" (medical: barodontalgia), which can arise due to the lower air pressure in diseased tooth cavities or under poorly worked fillings.

Relief for acute complaints

Basically, if you get a bad toothache, you should see a dentist as soon as possible.

But as luck would have it, sudden toothache (at least felt) always occurs when a visit to the dentist is rather difficult: on holidays, on weekends, on vacation or in the middle of the night.

Recognized painkillers such as aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen provide rapid relief. But classic home remedies such as cold compresses or clove oil, which is applied to the painful area, can make the time up to the dentist's visit a little more bearable.

However, it should be noted that pain-relieving medication and home remedies make the symptoms more bearable for a short time, but only target the symptoms. They are in no way a substitute for a visit to the dentist. Not even if the pain continues to subside or even (temporarily) disappears.

If the toothache is unbearable despite all countermeasures, there are still two options that are really only intended for emergencies:

Emergency service of the dental practice Dr. Hollay

As a rule, a short call is sufficient during our office hours. We'll put you in between quickly and unbureaucratically!

Practice hotline: 0 89 - 7 60 72 60

Note: The information provided here is for your general information only and is in no way a substitute for professional medical treatment