The tooth pain or toothache sometimes may spread to other teeth and facial areas. Many people agree that toothache is the worst of all orally. In addition, tooth pain often arises without warning and alters habits as simple as chewing and swallowing. Dental pain is one of the most uncomfortable and intense that exist, for this reason, dentist in Punjabi Bagh explains everything about it.


What is dental pain?

The toothache is one of the most feared affections and the truth is that it is not surprising when you consider that this is one of the most intense pain. It usually presents as a sharp pain in the jaw that can radiate to other areas of your face causing earache and headache. And that also can have peaks of intensity.

This dental pain can alter your normal life, and its assessment and treatment will be key to eliminate it completely. Tooth pain along with tooth decay is one of the most common dental conditions.


What are the causes of dental pain?

Knowing what causes toothache is the first step to fight it effectively. It is also very important to intervene as soon as possible since it can be extended to other parts of the mouth and face.

Did you know that toothache is related to some cases of ear and head pain?

Although the causes of this dental pain are wide and diverse. If you want to end your dental pain you should go to your dentist to find the source of the problem and perform a specific treatment. The most frequent causes of pain in the mouth of. That is, what can cause toothache are:

Dental caries

Caries causes an infection that can damage the inner nerves of the tooth. When it enters the advanced phase and affects the dental pulp, it causes intense dental pain due to changes in temperature.

Detect and treat caries on time is key to prevent this advancement to the nerve and it is necessary to perform a root canal treatment. Or in cases of further destruction, caries without treatment can lead to the loss of the affected tooth.

Dental caries is a contagious, infectious and multi-factorial pathology that causes the destruction of dental tissue. If it affects the pulp chamber of the tooth or nerve, it will require root canal treatment in Punjabi Bagh. If left untreated it can cause premature tooth loss.

Cavities are usually formed by the accumulation of food debris between teeth that have not been removed due to poor oral hygiene. In case a caries is not treated in time, an abscess may occur and damage the dental nerve, which will cause very strong or acute pain.

In this case, it will be the best dentist in Punjabi Bagh who is in charge of dictating the state of caries and from there to find the best option for the treatment.

Gingivitis and periodontitis

They affect the gums and, in their more advanced stages, can force tooth extraction. The first stage of periodontal disease is gingivitis, which causes symptoms such as inflammation, bleeding gums, and pain.


Periodontitis is a consequence of the progress of tartar without being treated and has as a consequence the loss of bone so the tooth starts to move and hurts. The gingivitis can cause pain by inflammation of the gums. The gum is inflamed because there is an accumulation of bacterial plaque because the way you brush your teeth is not effective.

This disease manifests as inflammation, sensitivity and dental pain. as well as bleeding in the gums. If it is not treated in time and correctly it will lead to periodontitis.

Periodontitis destroys the bone that supports the tooth, which causes tooth movement and dental pain.


The bruxism is the habit of clenching or grinding teeth, day or night, consciously or unconsciously. If you have bruxism, you can not only have pain in the jaw and temporomandibular joint but also, dental pain, especially in the molar and premolar area.

This pain in the molars is due to the force they are already overloading the molar area when squeezing the teeth. It may be caused normally by stress. In most cases, this habit occurs involuntarily.

But it can have fatal effects on the jaw and teeth: fissures, headache, pressure, and pain on the molars.

Dental trauma

Violent strokes can cause all kinds of effects in the oral cavity: fractures, fissures, total or partial breaks, loss of teeth. And dental pain varies depending on the area in which the blow was received. The fractures or dental fissures are other reasons why it appears this annoying and intense pain.

And once again we have to talk about the importance of the quick attention of the professional if we want to end this bothering. Normally caused by a bruise or a strong blow in one or several teeth. Depending on the severity of the trauma, a fissure or tooth fracture may occur that may occur with the pain of the affected tooth. The loss of the tooth can also occur.

Wisdom teeth

The development of wisdom teeth causes severe pain and in some cases, their growth involves the extraction of the third molar. When a tooth has eruptive force but does not have enough maxillary space to erupt. This is common in the eruption of wisdom teeth.

A disease that is frequently caused by wisdom teeth that have not come out correctly is called pericoronaritis. The pericoronitis is a condition that results in inflammation in the gum because a tooth tries to emerge and does not end up leaving it partially covered with gum.

That space between gum and tooth retention promotes food scraps that can not be removed and cause infection.

Inflammation and / infection adjacent to the oral cavity

While it is true that there are numerous causes of dental pain that have a direct relationship between the tooth, it must be said that there are other types of causes that do not have this relationship.

This inflammation can radiate and manifest in the oral cavity, in the molar zone.

An example can be sinusitis, which is the infection of the paranasal sinuses that, due to proximity to the dental roots in the upper jaw, can generate pain or discomfort in these teeth.

Roots exposed by recessed gums

Another common cause of dental pain is due to exposed dental roots, a situation that occurs when the gums are retracted. Gum retraction exposes the tooth root remaining with hypersensitivity. It is a type of pain that goes away when the stimulus is removed.

Inflammation of the pulp or pulpitis

The inflammation of the pulp is another reason why you may have pain. The pulpitis is characterized by causing severe pain.

Something that is not surprising if we take into account that in the dental pulp is where both blood vessels and nerve endings are concentrated.

Dental abscess

The dental abscess known popularly as phlegmon can cause severe dental pain. The vast majority of these phlegmons are caused by the proliferation of bacteria located in the pulp chamber of an infected tooth.

While the pressure that causes the infection is what causes both inflammation and pain, with the particularity that we are facing one of the oral pathologies that can cause very severe and intense pain.

The pain of the temporomandibular joint

The pain in the temporomandibular joint, usually located around the ear that increases moving the jaw. And that can be extended to other areas of both the jaw and the face.

Pain after dental treatments

On the other hand, it has to be said that after carrying out a dental treatment it is possible that pain appears on the teeth. After certain dental treatments, it is also normal for you to have pain. The difference is that in this case they usually remit in a few days.

Pain after a root canal

Examples of this are after a root canal treatment in Paschim Vihar. The pain is because the area has been working.

And several circumstances that can do that after endodontic you keep hurting tooth for a few days.

Pain after putting on dental braces

In orthodontic treatments, when you place your dental braces you may notice pain for a few days. That pain is due to the movements that your teeth are making in the treatment. Pain after a tooth extraction

After tooth extraction, complications may occur and the wound may become infected. It is alveolitis that can be quite painful and you should go to your dentist to treat it and remove the pain.

What are the symptoms that indicate that you are going to suffer tooth pain?

In an initial phase, the pain of teeth manifests as a condition located in the maxillary area that can radiate to other gold-facial areas. It can be accompanied by inflammation of the affected area, bleeding, and purulent exudate.

The toothache is usually accompanied by increased tooth sensitivity so that pain can become acute when drinking or eating hot and/or cold foods or drinks.

In case there is an infectious dental process, it can be presented as a feverish state. This pain can be due to different causes that can go from caries to pathologies in other areas that can be irradiated in the oral cavity.

What should be done to treat and eliminate dental pain?

Special mention must be made of the need to see your dentist in Paschim Vihar in case our teeth hurt. In Propdental we will not only determine the cause of the pain but we will also explain the personalized treatment for your particular case.

Momentarily the pain can be treated with analgesics, but in case the pain persists for more than a day, a feverish state is present or the pain radiates to the ear, the head, …

You should go immediately to the dental clinic in Punjabi Bagh because you may be facing an infection. If the pain is caused by tooth decay, it should be treated as soon as possible. Subsequently, a filling will be performed on the tooth.

In those cases in which caries has affected the pulp chamber of the tooth or nerve, it should proceed to perform the root canal treatment in Rajouri Garden.

If the dental pain derives from bruxism, you should proceed to use a superior rigid discharge splint. Discharge splints should be checked periodically, usually every six months, at the dental clinic in Paschim Vihar.

In case the dental pain derives from a gingival and/or periodontal pathology, a periodontal treatment should be carried out with dental cleaning and root canal curettage.

If a toothache is caused by a tooth that can not erupt, this should be evaluated radiographically and if it is necessary to plan its extraction from an oral surgeon in Punjabi Bagh.

Whenever we present dental pain we must go to the dental clinic in Punjabi Bagh to establish its cause and with it, its appropriate treatment.

How can dental pain be prevented?

To avoid toothache, we can:

  1. Maintain a diet low in sugars. This will help reduce the risk of caries, which is the main cause of dental pain.
  2. Have correct dental hygiene habits. Brush teeth correctly after each meal, use the thread or floss.
  3. At least once a year, perform a tartrectomy or dental hygiene. With this, we can avoid periodontal diseases.
  4. Perform regular check-ups at the dental clinic in Paschim Vihar. Always, the best treatment is prevention.
  5. We must all perform, at least once a year, a review visit with our dentist.

Go to your best dentist in Paschim Vihar if you present pain or dental discomfort.

Types of tooth pain according to their origin

The most logical way to classify dental pain is according to its origin. That is, in relation to the primary source of its appearance. The origin of pain in the mouth can have several causes and affect your mouth in different ways because it can come from different areas.

According to its origin, the pain can be mucous, oral and periodontal.

Mucous pain

It is a superficial somatic pain that is characterized by the damaged state of the mucosa of the oral cavity. Alcohol, tobacco, certain drugs, and defects in your teeth can cause this damage.

Likewise, it can also be affected by local or systemic diseases with repercussions in the oral cavity, causing lesions that will lead to a sensation of pain.

Mucosal lesions may be of the infectious, iatrogenic origin or recurrent aphthae.

Infectious lesions in the mucosa

Viral infections, such as herpes simplex, can occur. This type of infections in the oral mucosa is usually very painful.

Infections due to acute ulceronecrotizing gingivitis (GUNA) produces a type of intense pain that appears spontaneously and constantly.

In the case of fungal infections in the mouth, the most frequent is candidiasis.

Iatrogenic injuries

They can be produced by:

  • Alveolodental traumas, such as bites.
  • By chemical agents that generate ulcers.
  • Or by physical agents that cause burns.

It is a type of mild pain and ceases when the wound heals. Even so, if the area becomes infected, the pain will increase proportionally.

Burning mouth syndrome

Finally, we have the burning mouth syndrome characterized by a burning sensation, burning or pain in the mucosa that is not confirmed by visible injuries.

Oral pain

Its most common cause is the appearance of tooth decay. It is a deep somatic pain that can be due to acute or chronic pulpitis of infectious etiology. If dental pain is of short duration and caused by external agents, it indicates the effects of dental hypersensitivity.

On the other hand, if the dental pain is spontaneous but long lasting and pulsatile, that is to say, that it increases with the intake of cold or hot drinks and with, for example, postural changes, it indicates acute serous pulpitis.

In this case, there is usually more pain when lying down because, at the same time, increases the blood pressure in the skull.

Periodontal pain

It is profound that it can occur at any age. In general terms, periodontal diseases are not characterized by presenting discomfort to advanced stages.

It is easier to locate than tooth pain. The pain caused by periodontitis increases when you press on the affected tooth.

The case of acute periodontal infections such as gingival, periodontal, pericoronal abscess and herpetic gingivostomatitis can cause severe pain.

When should I go to the dentist?

At the dental clinic in Delhi, we recommend you visit the best dentist in Delhi every 6 months, to perform periodic checkups and preventive dental treatments so you do not get a toothache.

But once you have pain, the first thing you should do is request a dental check-up as soon as possible with your trusted dentist in Punjabi Bagh.

Depending on the cause of the toothache, some symptoms or others occur.

The dental treatment will be different depending on each case. If the cause is cavities, you can study whether to perform a filling or endodontics when the decay has reached the nerve.

After the treatment, does not forget to maintain a routine of dental hygiene, maintain a balanced diet and go to the oral surgeon in Paschim Vihar regularly.

Good prevention both at home and in the consultation will be key to avoid the annoying toothache.

Where to treat toothache in Delhi?

The first thing you should do when having dental pain is to go to your dentist in Paschim Vihar.

At the M R Dental Centre, we carry out a personalized study to adapt our treatments to the needs of each smile.

Knowing the cause of toothache will be the first step to fight it and recover a healthy and painless smile.

If you want to go to the best dentist in Punjabi Bagh we are happy to receive you.

The dentist in Delhi will solve your particular situation with diligence and professionalism to guarantee you adequate dental health.

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