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The symptoms you are describing are very likely related to an inflammation of a tooth nerve, probably due to a cavity
or to a tooth filling
that is cracked. This inflammation is called pulpitis
. There is no home remedy for this problem.
Pulpitis is an inflammation of the dental pulp
. Dental pulp is the portion of your tooth that has blood vessels and nerves in it. When the dental pulp gets irritated, our body responds by sending extra blood and defense cells to the pulp. When inflammation occurs on any other part of our body, there is room for expansion. Unfortunately, the tooth is an enclosed space and expansion is not a possibility. the compression of the nerve inside the tooth produces pain. When this inflammation is mild, the process is called reversible pulpitis
. The symptoms can range from nothing at all to a sharp pain when they are stimulated by things that otherwise wouldn't cause pain to your teeth. Usually cold will be one of the first symptoms to appear. Sometimes this can be taken care of by removing the cause, like a filling that has cracked of a filtration. The pulp will heal and the symptoms disappear. Other times it will lead to Irreversible pulpits , which is a severe inflammation of the dental pulp. It can also happen when a dentist
needs to remove lots of dentin
due to big cavities and gets really close to the pulp.
Once you have irreversible pulpitis, there's no cure. The only way to fix it is to have a root canal
treatment performed (where the dentist or endodontist removes the dead pulp and fills it up with a rubber material) or to have the tooth extracted.
My advice is to go to the dentist as soon as possible to have your tooth examined and determine the best course of action.
I hope this helps!
Dr Mariana Levy
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