Dental pain is a broad term describing sensations of pain or discomfort with origins in the oral cavity. Most commonly, dental pain would describe a toothache, but there are also sources of pain in the mouth that do not specifically involve the teeth. Dental pain is common unless the best dentist in Delhi has already ruled out an infection as the source of your pain, you can assume your toothache is the result of a dental disease.
The origin of dental pain can influence how it feels. For example, an infection that causes inflammation inside the tooth chamber may cause severe, sharp shooting pain. While an infection or inflammation around the roots of a tooth typically causes a dull aching type of pain. Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures typically accompanies pain originating inside the tooth viz… in the nerve of the tooth which gets aggravated on chewing.
Sometimes, a dental infection that causes swelling does not lead to severe pain because there is no sudden increase in pressure. On the other hand, dental infections confined to the internal tooth chamber cause severe pain. This is because, rather than swelling outward, the increase in fluid due to inflammation simply builds up inside the tooth.
Rarely, some people experience dental pain from what is called “referred pain.” This is pain coming from nerves outside of the tooth structures that our brain interprets as tooth pain. This could be from the pinching of a nerve in the jaw joints or upper neck, infections in our sinuses or sores in our mouth unrelated to the tooth structures. These atypical types of dental pain may also include burning or tingling sensations.
On the outside, our teeth have an enamel layer, then the second layer of dentin and a soft inside core that goes deep into the root of our jawbone. This core contains the dental pulp (which consists of connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves).
When the decay reaches the soft-core, the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, at times the pulp can also die. This needs to be fixed and a root canal is then needed to save the tooth and clean the decay.
A root canal is a treatment to remove bacteria from the infected root canal of the tooth and prevent it from further infection. Once the infected pulp is removed, the inside of the tooth is carefully disinfected, cleaned and then a filling is placed to seal the space. This treatment saves the natural tooth.
So how would you know if you need a root canal? How would you know if the pulp has been infected? Let’s learn more about the symptoms that may indicate you need a root canal.
The assured way to know if you need a root canal treatment is by visiting the best dentists in Delhi. Keep a watch on these warning signs, because the earlier you detect, the earlier your tooth can be treated and saved.
The best dentist in Delhi will examine the tooth and take X-rays to confirm the diagnosis.
The best root canal specialist in Delhi or an ‘endodontist’ will perform a root canal treatment. Endodontists are highly skilled dental specialists who focus exclusively on treatments related to the dental pulp.
Mild pain after a root canal treatment is normal. A root canal involves deep cleaning inside the canals which can irritate surrounding nerves and gums until the treatment completely heals. However, this pain does not last forever.
Since the pain experienced after a root canal treatment is usually mild, you’ll likely be prescribed over-the-counter pain medications for relief. Any pain that lasts longer than it should and is persistent, should be brought to the attention of your dentist.
Following the completion of a root canal, for the first few days, the tooth may feel sensitive due to surrounding tissue inflammation. But that should only last for a few hours or maybe a couple of days or two.
The longevity of the success of the root canal treatment depends on how the patient looks after and maintains the treated teeth.
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