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Your Banbury Dentist Explains Dental Pain: Causes and Solutions

Wednesday, March 6th 2019 | by 41 Southbar | Industry News

At some point in life, everyone will experience dental pain of some kind. Whether it be as a result of infection, decay, injury or tooth loss – dental pain is uncomfortable and can be quite debilitating for some. Dental pain refers to the pain in or around a tooth, so it could be affecting the tooth itself, the gums or even the jaw. According to Bupa Dental Care, over one third of Brits admit to ignoring dental pain or masking it with pain killers, but this doesn’t have to be the case!

Fortunately, for most cases of dental pain, the solution is fairly simple: keeping a clean mouth with a daily brushing/flossing and mouthwash routine, as well as making regular trips to your Banbury dentist. After all, your oral health can affect your overall health, too! To learn more about the common causes, symptoms and solutions of dental pain, take a look below!


What are the common causes of dental pain?

There are a number of things that commonly cause dental pain – we’ve listed several of them below:

  • Tooth decay/cavities
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Infected gums/gum disease
  • Sensitivity to temperature or sweet foods
  • Tooth fractures/trauma to the area
  • Damaged fillings
  • Grinding of teeth
  • Braces/tooth realignment
  • Impacted teeth

Dental pain is typically caused by inflammation at the centre of the tooth or in the gums, but there can be other causes too. The grinding of teeth and the consumption of sugary and acidic foods can wear down the enamel of the teeth, causing sensitivity which is a very common dental pain.

Damage to teeth from Fizzy Drinks


What are the symptoms of dental pain?

Pain is experienced differently by everyone and the cause of the pain can alter how it affects the patient too. For example, infection is likely to cause throbbing pain, tooth decay is likely to cause sharp pains and tooth misalignment/realignment is likely to be a constant, dull pain.

Additionally, patients may only experience pain when pressure is applied to the tooth itself, which is a very common sign of tooth decay, damaged fillings or a crack in the tooth.

Patients can also experience a range of additional symptoms when suffering from dental pain, including:

  • Swelling in the gum around the tooth;
  • Fever;
  • Headaches;
  • And foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth.


How can I avoid dental pain?

As dental pain can be uncomfortable for so many people, it is expected that patients will be looking for a solution. Fortunately, there are many solutions to each of the different causes of dental pain. For most cases, the process is very simple – patients must:

  • Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste;
  • Floss daily;
  • And visit a hygienist twice a year.


For more severe cases of dental pain, we suggest that you take regular pain killers as recommended by your pharmacist or another medical practitioner, as well as ensuring you book an appointment with your Banbury dentist as soon as possible. Our highly-skilled team of dental professionals at 41 South Bar work to provide each and every patient with the high-quality care they require to relieve their pain in a timely manner.


Book Your Appointment With 41 South Bar Today

At 41 South Bar, we offer a range of excellent orthodontic and general dentistry services and treatments to our patients. We take pride in our ability to help people and to restore their teeth and gums to healthy normality. Book an appointment with your Banbury dental surgery today for a check-up to ensure that your teeth and gums remain healthy and you can continue on, pain-free.




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