Pulsing toothache - what is the reason for it?
Many patients describe toothache as pulsating, appearing most offten at night. Its source is most often dental pulp – a living, strongly-nerved part of the tooth. It is generally protected by external layers. However, if the tooth is affected by tooth decay or mechanical damage, the bacteria can enter the pulp and cause inflammation. The swelling appears, the pulp ceases to be in the tooth cavity and acute pain occurs.
Toothache can be a serious threat to your health!
Patients experiencing toothache often underestimate it. They use home-made methods of pain relief, or use analgesics to mask their symptoms. This is not a good way to deal with toothache.
Inflammation of the pulp is not isolated from the body; dental pulp is connected to the circulatory system, spreading bacteria and the toxins produced throughout the entire body.
Complications from untreated inflammation of the pulp can be very serious. These complications can include:
- damage to bones adjacent to the affected tooth
- infection of soft tissues around the tooth
What to do when toothache occurs?
The intensity and nature of the pain can be subjective – not everyone’s pain can be described as pulsating, for example. There are patients who suffer from pulp problems only when eating hot meals. The sensation can be described as a dull ache, or a sharp stabbing. In some patients, it alternately appears and disappears, while in others it’s is ongoing. Much depends on the condition of the tooth and the level of the inflammatory process.
Regardless of the severity and nature of the toothache, you should visit the dentist regardless. The aching tooth may be associated with the developing inflammation. You will not treat it effectively with home remedies, and the longer you delay proper treatmen, the more damaging the toothache will be. It’s essential that you seek proper treatment as early as possible.
Naturally, you do not have to give up ice packs or painkillers. However, you must be aware that they mask only your symptoms, and do nothing to treat the cause of toothache, or the progressive inflammatory process.
Acute toothache? Help is at hand!
In our clinic, sharp toothache is treated immediately. We know how difficult it can be to function with a sore tooth, and how important it is to react quickly. Therefore, patients complaining of pulsing toothache or dental pulp pain are welcomed immediately.
Treatments to remove toothache are painless, and offer quick and permanent relief. We don’t simply mask the symptoms – we treat the underlying cause.
If you find yourself suffering from sudden toothache, do not wait – take advantage of the immediate professional help that’s available to you. Remember that the sooner that you seek treatment, the easier it will be to cure, and the sooner you’ll be able to return to your daily activities – free of the pain and worry that’s been getting in the way of you living your life to the fullest.