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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.

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