The Top Common Cases for Toothaches & How to Treat Them

A toothache, undoubtedly, is one of the worst pains felt by anyone. This is known as an extremely bothering situation that tempers with the routine activities of the individual experiencing it. Due to the sharp and excruciating pain, they can’t work with focus, study with concentration or perform other daily chores properly. A number of reasons lead to a toothache and in this post, we have shed light on a few of them. We have also discussed how a toothache caused by these reasons can be treated. Have a look at them:

Gum Disease

Just like our teeth, our gums can also be affected by plaque if we aren’t keeping good care of our oral health. It is triggered by bacteria that reddens the gum and causes it to bleed and swell. In some cases, a gum disease can also lead to loss of a tooth, which can prove to be an even more troublesome situation.

This disease can be avoided by having a good dental hygiene. For the treatment of gum disease, consult your dentist as soon as possible you feel discomfort or pain in the gum. Upon thorough inspection of your oral health, they will devise a treatment plan. Along with continuing the treatment, it is advised to brush your teeth properly, twice a day. Floss them daily as well so that those areas can be reached which are inaccessible by a toothbrush. Furthermore, it is also advised to use a quality mouthwash as it helps to kill bacteria.


The reason for the cavity is same as the gum disease i.e. poor oral health. When an individual doesn’t brush and floss regularly and properly, they are more at prone to suffering from cavity or tooth decay issues. It can prove to be an extremely painful condition since it creates a tiny hole in the tooth, which, with the passage of time, grows deeper. The deeper it grows, the more painful the condition becomes.

The worst part of this condition is that it doesn’t get detected at an earlier stage. However, once you start feeling the pain, it is recommended to immediately schedule an appointment with your dentists. The pain caused by the cavity can also be alleviated by following the given remedy.

Take half teaspoon of salt and mix it in 8 ounces of water. The water must be warm but not hot. Rinse your teeth with this mixture until you have used all the water. It helps to provide relief from the excruciating pain. If pain starts again, you can repeat this practice again. For better results, repeat it after every couple of hours.

Abscessed Tooth

This condition is basically an infection, which occurs within the tooth. It can make the root of the tooth infected, which can prove to be quite painful. Moreover, it may also result in swollen gums and, in severe cases, an individual with this condition may also experience tooth loss.

An abscessed tooth can be caused due to a severe case of the cavity. Some other dental issues such as bruxism or injury can also lead to this issue. The patient experiences gum swelling and a throbbing pain in the teeth due to this condition. While the most appropriate action is to book an appointment with your dentist at your earliest. However, you can use coconut oil to ease out pain till the appointment is scheduled.

You can either directly take a tsp of coconut oil or add it in your toast, coffee etc. to take advantage of its antiseptic properties. It can also be used externally. You just have to rub gently the coconut oil around the infected area.

A Final Word

Even if there is a slight discomfort or little pain, do not neglect it and consult your dentist as soon as possible.

Author Bio:

Dr. Steven London

Dr. London graduated from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland in 1993. Prior to studying at Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, he attended SUNY Binghamton. He has been at his current location in Boca Raton for over 20 years. He treats patients from many surrounding areas including Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Parkland, West Palm Beach, Coral Springs and Wellington. For more information on Dr. London or London Dental Group, please visit