Treat Toothache To Sleeplessness?
.. my father couldn’t sleep last night because of a toothache, and I’ve tried therapy at home, drinking warm water, cold compresses, gargling with salt water, but it still hurts. severe pain to the head. but now it’s still a bit better than before, I bought toothache medicine at the shop but I don’t know what kind of medicine it is, the writing is only toothache medicine
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Toothache can be severe enough to radiate to the head. The cause of this toothache can be purely due to problems in the area of the teeth and mouth, but it can also be due to the propagation of pain from other parts of the body.
One of the most common causes of toothache is cavities. This condition is generally related to poor dental hygiene, such as rarely brushing your teeth, frequently pricking your teeth (for example to clean up leftovers), often eating before bed, and so on. Or, toothache can be caused by gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), dental abscess (pouch filled with pus in the teeth), periodontitis (inflammation of the tissue that supports the teeth), impaction of wisdom teeth, and so on.
There are also problems in other organs that can cause toothache, such as jaw joint dislocation, migraine (one-sided headache), sinusitis (inflammation of the sinus cavities), and so on.
Even though your father's toothache has subsided, you should still check with your dentist for further evaluation. If it is true that there is a cavity in his tooth, then treatment can be done by filling or extracting the problematic tooth.
At this time, if the tooth pain has subsided, your father should keep his teeth and mouth clean, namely by regularly brushing his teeth and gargling with antiseptic mouthwash. Limit first chewing food using the side of the tooth that hurts so that the pain does not recur.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah