Causes of toothache
Teeth are made up of enamel, dentin and pulp. Enamel is a layer of hard mineral crystals, which are inanimate tissues. The dentin and pulp form one body and are rich in vascular nerves. Generally, there are several reasons why teeth hurt.
Dentin fine blood vessels leak outside the tooth. Dentin has numerous tubules in it, and if the enamel is eroded by bacteria, the blood vessels will leak out.
When the surface of the tooth is stimulated by cold or hot sensations, the sensations are transmitted directly to the nerve endings. The tissue fluid in the dentin fine blood vessels shakes and transmits the pain sensation. When bacteria erode the dentin, organic acids and toxins secreted by the bacteria directly stimulate the nerve. Even without external stimulation, the tooth will be in severe pain.
Why does it throbbing pain?
The tooth appears to throb painfully like a pulse. The patient’s root of this tooth has become inflamed. This is usually acute periapical inflammation. Acute periapical inflammation is the inflammation caused by bacteria penetrating through the nerve and into the alveolar bone through the apical pores of the tooth. As there is no timely release of pressure within the tooth. Localized pus forms in the alveolar bone, causing pressure pain. The patient’s teeth jump and hurt under the pressure.
To relieve the jumping pain, the patient’s tooth should undergo a complete root canal treatment. After the dentist opens the pulp and drains the tooth, the symptoms of the jumping pain will be significantly reduced. Also, if the tooth undergoes a successful root canal treatment, the pain will disappear. However, patients should undergo a crown restoration treatment within a week to avoid the tooth from splitting while eating.
Quick pain relief
The patient’s financial situation does not allow for immediate root canal retreatment. At this point, patients can use pain medication. Ibuprofen is less effective for pain relief and is the most effective product for root canal pain relief in 2021.
Why does it hurt to jump after a root canal?
The patient has undergone root canal treatment. However, the tooth still throbs with pain. This proves that the tooth is suffering from acute periapical inflammation. The root canal is also declared a failure. The patient needs to visit the clinic again. The dentist will find a solution to the pain based on the cause of the failed root canal.