How To Treat Toothache Due To Cavities?
in the morning my name is Akhsan, age 19, I have a toothache due to cavities for about 3 months, I feel pain in my ears and eyes. Thank you
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Human teeth according to the time of growth are divided into milk teeth and permanent teeth. Milk teeth start to grow from infancy, around the age of 6 months to 2 years. The baby teeth will fall out one by one and are replaced by permanent teeth starting at the age of 6 years. However, there are times when the process of tooth growth is disturbed, causing complaints, for example:
1. Teeth grow sideways so that they push against the surrounding teeth, causing pain, potentially creating gaps where food debris can be tucked in.
2. Tooth roots penetrate the gums, causing pain and potentially infection.
3. Milk teeth do not fall out even though the permanent teeth have grown. As a result, pressure occurs and the arrangement of teeth becomes messy. This also has the potential to create gaps that food scraps can enter.
Teeth that do not grow in the correct position have the potential to create gaps that can be entered by food debris so that bacterial growth becomes fertile. As a result, bacteria will damage the teeth and cause cavities. If it is hollow, bacteria will enter it and cause a wider infection to the root of the tooth.
Infection that has reached the root of the tooth causes pain that can radiate to the head and ears. In addition, infection can cause pus to form in the gums.
There is no other way to treat pain due to cavities other than treating the infection in the cavities and repairing the holes. Treatments that can be done at home are only temporary and there is still a high risk for pain to recur. To treat at home temporarily, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers and rinse your mouth with an over-the-counter antiseptic mouthwash.
Meanwhile, teeth that grow in an inappropriate position and cause pain will most likely require extraction. Therefore, we recommend that you immediately consult a dentist for further consultation.
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