Toothaches or dental pain is a pain in the teeth or their supporting structures, caused by dental diseases or pain referred to the teeth by non-dental diseases. When severe it may impact sleep, eating, and other daily activities. In this article, we will be addressing the causes of toothache, prevention, and How to Sleep with Toothache

Toothaches symptoms

Tooth pain that may be sharp, throbbing, or constant. In some people, pain results only when pressure is applied to the tooth (biting down on something).

Fever or headache.

Foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth. Other symptoms might include:

  • Pain with chewing
  • Hot or cold sensitivity
  • Bleeding or discharge from around a tooth or gums
  • Swelling around a tooth or swelling of your jaw
  • Injury or trauma to the area

Toothaches Causes (How To Sleep With Toothache)

  • The use of sugary foods, for example, sweets, chewing gums, candies, soft drinks
  • Cavities (tooth decay)
  • Chipped or broken teeth
  • Damaged fillings
  • Infected gums,
  • viral, bacterial, or fungal infection in your sinus cavity.
  • Putting other pressure on the tooth
  • Cold drinks

Toothaches Prevention

  • Stop smoking and the use of tobaccos
  • Always brush or rinse your mouth after a meal, leftover food particles are the breeding ground for bacteria.
  • Chew your food properly as it serves as tooth exercise.
  • Stop taking ice and chilled drinks
  • Eat food that contains calcium
  • Avoid hard substances and bones, they can break your teeth.
  • Use a soft toothbrush and brush gently to avoid injuries in the gum.

How to Sleep with Toothache

Try sleeping with your head elevated on a thick pillow or several pillows. Elevation can help prevent pressure caused by blood flow into the head and mouth. Elevating your head can therefore help to alleviate some of the pain, improve circulation and reduce swelling. 

Why do toothaches hurt worse at night?

Toothaches can be painful in the day, but they may seem to get worse at night. One reason that this may occur is that when a person is lying down, blood rushes to the head. This extra blood in the area may increase the pain and pressure that people feel from a toothache

What can you do for an unbearable toothache?

When toothache becomes unbearable most in the night and accessing a dentist by such time might not be convenient, you can apply any of the home remedies listed below, most of these remedies have the ability to permanently cure the toothache but if symptoms continue, it will be wise to consult a dentist

Remedies and How to Sleep with Toothache

  • Place pulverized activated charcoal on the area. Brushing your teeth with charcoal will also prove beneficial
  • OR
  • Chew clove and place it on d particular tooth. Leave it there for 5 minutes then throw it out. Do it like 4 times it will go.
  • OR
  •  Use ginger water, the same process, it will take care of the toothache.
  • OR
  • To relieve toothache, chew guava leaves or apply leaves past on affected tooth/teeth.

DOSAGES

7 to 10 younger fresh leaves (or 5 to 6 older ones) should be boiled with 1 liter of water in a closed pot over a gentle flame

OR

1 tablespoonful of the powder of dried leaves boiled in 1 Liter of Water in the same way

 

See your dentist

If your toothache is severe or is the result of a more serious medical condition, you need to see your dentist so you can treat it properly. Many toothaches will require medical

You should also see your dentist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • fever
  • trouble breathing or swallowing
  • general pain that lasts more than one or two days
  • swelling
  • pain when you bite
  • abnormally red gums
  • foul-tasting discharge, or pus