Headaches and Toothaches

We’ve all been there before…you take a bite of your favorite food and WHAM! A shooting pain overwhelms your entire mouth and you can no longer look at your favorite food the same. It seems you’ve gotten yourself a whopper of a toothache. It’s time to visit the nearest Castro Valley dentist.

But what exactly is a toothache and how did we end up in this kind of pain? Well, there are lots of different ways a toothache can occur. It can be as simple as a cracked tooth, cavities or exposed roots; but it can also be something more serious, like your ears or sinuses causing the issue.

When it comes to pain, each one of us has a different threshold of pain tolerance. Some can work through a headache, some are taken out at the first signs of one. The problem with this is that denying yourself a solution to your frequent headaches is only delaying the inevitable, and possibly making your situation worse. If your headaches persist, you may need to figure out what is causing these frequent migraines. Because both headaches and toothaches are detected by the same trigeminal nerve in your head, which means one can be the cause of the other without being aware that is the case. There is no real way to crack the case without the help of your dental professional.

There are, however, ways for you to give yourself some temporary relief while you are waiting to see the dentist. Of course there is always over-the-counter remedies, like Ibuprofen or pain relieving gels, but there are also some natural ways to help ease your pain. Try chewing on a piece of garlic for a while every day. In addition to being a pain reliever, it is also a way to strengthen your teeth. Bonus! The heat and salt your mouth gets from gargling with hot saltwater for a few minutes also help relieve a toothache. Vitamin C from citrus juice also does a great job with pain relief. If it’s sinuses or another infection causing the pain, take a day to relax. Lots of water and sleep will do wonders to help your aches.

In the end, it is important to pay attention to the signals your body gives you when something is wrong. Ignoring the pain will only lead to more problems, so make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as you find headaches or toothaches are persistent. There’s nothing to be afraid of. The technological advancements in dentistry makes dental procedures easy and virtually painless. So take care of your teeth. Good oral hygiene is the best line of defense against a toothache.

 

Schedule an appointment and/or consultation today if you are having caused by issues sleeping. 

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