My Symptoms

Dental pain: the causes

Dental pain can have several causes.

1 - The dental flare

Between 6 and 12 months, babies have dental pains caused by the thrust of new teeth (referred to as dental flare) and sometimes associated with a slight fever, and sometimes diarrhea.

These pains can also occur in adulthood during the push of a wisdom tooth (pericoronitis).

2 - The caries

It is a tooth condition caused by the bacteria present in the dental plaque that causes a destruction of tooth enamel and a progressive loss of calcium. Dental pain occurs only when the infection has already progressed well in the deeper parts of the tooth, reaching the dentine and pulp very rich in nerve endings.

We can see the pain when the decay is already advanced enough. In the early stages of caries, one will begin to have hypersensitivity to heat, cold and sugary foods, which will soon turn into pain. This is the first sign that you have cavities.

When the caries becomes a little deeper, the pain becomes spontaneous: there is no need for an external stimulus to feel the pain. At this point, the tooth is usually already very bad. It is a violent and intense pain, aggravated by the cold and one has the impression to have a beating in the tooth. This pain can not go alone, it will be necessary to consult a dentist so that he can intervene on the cause of the pain: decay.

3 - Gingivitis

If the gums begin to hurt, it is likely a symptom of an ongoing infection.

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums that are very sensitive to attacks of bacterial plaque and tartar. The first symptoms of gingivitis are swelling and bleeding gums, accompanied by pain that will become more and more intense. The feeling of pain will be amplified each time you brush your teeth.

The main cause of gingivitis is dental plaque, however they can have other causes. The onset of gingivitis also depends on hormonal variations, vitamin deficiencies, or even overly aggressive brushing. Gingivitis can also be caused by the fermentation of food stuck between the teeth.

4 - Periodontal abscess

Periodontal abscess is a purulent bacterial infection of the gums. Often, it develops in the root of the tooth, creating a strong inflammation and a production of pus. The dental abscess can be very painful, cause swelling of the gums, sometimes with fever.

Do you want to share, share your experience or ask a question? See you in our FORUM FORUM or in another theme FORUM of your choice!

Read also :

> Why can colds cause tooth pain?
> Dental loafing
> Dental erosion
> I have gums that bleed: what to do?

Popular Posts

Category My Symptoms, Next Article

Toothache: frequent and painful - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Toothache: frequent and painful

To have a toothache, it can be very painful ... and almost everyone has experienced since unfortunately a toothache is so common! Most often the intervention of a dentist is necessary to solve the problem. Especially when the pain persists for a prolonged period or if it intensifies suddenly. The toothache can slowly increase gradually, or can occur very suddenly and strongly
Read More
Hip pain - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Hip pain

Both children and adults can be affected by hip pain , although it is very often with the weight of years that we complain about these joints and the hip in particular, and that a problem of osteoarthritis , for example, can be revealed ... Pain from the hip often radiates to the groin, thigh and buttocks (sides)
Read More
Aches: what to do to get rid of them? - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Aches: what to do to get rid of them?

Muscle pains, cramps, side points, ... Sport is good for your health, but it can have painful side effects. In particular the aches sometimes remind us for several days an intense physical session. We have all experienced it at least once in our life. Aches and pains are muscle pains that usually appear 24 to 48 hours after a more or less intense physical exercise, in any case unusual
Read More
Urinary incontinence in women - My Symptoms
My Symptoms

Urinary incontinence in women

More than 3 million people are affected in France by urinary incontinence. 3/4 of people with incontinence are women, mainly due to childbirth and menopause which are factors aggravating the risk of incontinence. Contrary to popular belief, incontinence is not a pathology of the third age. However, the prevalence of urinary incontinence increases with age, as shown by a Norwegian study that allowed it to be quantified by age group from thousands of questionnaires (EPICONT study)
Read More