Pain Management in Dentistry

As it is truly said…some pains are physical, and some pains are mental, but the one that’s both is DENTAL.  (OGDEN NASH)

 

A toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve in the root of a tooth or surrounding a tooth is irritated.

Dental pain can be either acute dental pain (happening suddenly), or chronic dental pain (happening over a long duration of time).

Common causes include dental cavities, dental abscess, gum disease, injury, sensitive tooth root (dentine hypersensitivity), cracked tooth, impacted teeth and eruption of teeth.

 

Pain sometimes originates from other areas too and radiates to the jaw, thus appearing to be tooth pain. The most common areas include the jaw joint, ear pain, sinuses, and even occasional heart problems.

General dental pain symptoms include:

  • Pain on drinking hot or cold beverages;
  • Pain on eating sweet snacks
  • Generally sensitive teeth
  • Pain on biting or during chewing food;
  • Severe pain that wakes you up while you are sleeping;
  • Severe continuous pain that comes suddenly, without doing anything.

All of the above or any feeling of discomfort might be an indication for you to visit your dentist.

Thus the ‘3-D’s’ principle–diagnosis, dental treatment and drugs–should be used to manage pain.

When the dentist has identified what is the cause of the dental pain, they will be able to treat your teeth efficiently.

Healing Ray Dental  Clinic, Gurgaon believes in painless dentistry…

Hence the following treatments are done for pain management-

Fluoride application

Fillings for cavities

Scaling and polishing

Root canal treatment

Removal of the tooth

Antibiotics

Pain killers

So if you have toothache for more than one or two days, visit your dentist as soon as possible to get treated. The longer you leave it, the worse it will get.

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