Noon. My lower front teeth hurt a lot. This is the first time I have a toothache. What do you think the cause is?
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Toothache and soreness can occur for many reasons, here are some of them:
There are holes in the teeth, there are teeth that are broken or cracked, there is inflammation or infection of the teeth and gums, there is a buildup of plaque and tartar after injuries to the teeth and gums and loose teeth. grinding your teeth (including grinding your teeth while you sleep) after certain dental procedures are carried out, such as wiring, filling, teeth whitening, etc.
To know for sure the cause of your toothache and pain, you must do a direct examination of your teeth, so you should see a dentist as soon as possible. If there is certain damage to the teeth, the dentist will also take steps to overcome the damage so that the damage does not get worse.
Some things you can do in the meantime:
Brush your teeth carefully, not too hard, and use a soft toothbrush. Avoid eating foods that are too sour, too sweet, too hot and too cold Brush your teeth regularly at least 2 times a day, use toothpaste that contains fluoride Eliminate the habit of grinding your teeth. If you often grind your teeth at night, consult your dentist for a protective tooth that you can use while sleeping. Perform routine dental checks to the dentist every 6 months. To deal with your toothache for a while, you can rinse your mouth with warm salt water, or take painkillers such as paracetamol if the pain is really bothersome.
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