Noting that the pain felt in the tooth is caused by the tooth, gum or bone, Global Dentistry President Dentist Zafer Kazak said, “First of all, the cause of the pain should be determined. It can be caused by many reasons such as pain, decay, pressure caused by food stuck between two teeth, gum diseases, cracks in the tooth, root surface exposed by gingival recession, erosion in the enamel, and even sinusitis. However, the most common cause of toothache is deep tooth decay that develops in the presence of insufficient oral hygiene. There is no nerve in the enamel, the outermost layer of the tooth.
For this reason, we are not disturbed by external stimuli, but the feeling increases as we move towards the inner tissues. Many microorganisms that cause caries can reach the nerves in the tooth as the decay progresses. Initially mild pains gradually become more severe as the bruise progresses. Pain can occur in different ways. "Severe and prolonged pain that develops against cold and hot stimuli, pain caused by pressure during chewing, or pain that starts spontaneously and continues for a long time may be seen."
"If not treated, the tooth may need to be extracted"
Stating that the reason for the severe toothache that starts at night is the inflammation of a severely decayed tooth, Kazak said, “This inflammatory condition causes pressure on the nerve-vascular package inside the tooth and throbbing pain, especially at night, which will awaken from sleep. Toothache should not be expected to pass by itself. Cloves, garlic, alcohol, aspirin, etc. The methods do not work and are not recommended because they damage the teeth and surrounding tissues. If the pain is caused by tooth decay and the decay progresses to the nerve of the tooth or if the dental nerve has lost its vitality due to other reasons (trauma, tooth fracture, etc.), these teeth can be treated with "root canal treatment". If no treatment is applied, the infection may cause swelling and abscess may occur. Treatment as a result