Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Toothache and sinuses

Toothache and sinuses, well can toothache occur due to sinuses. We would try to find out in this article if toothache and sinuses are possible.

Under the cheeks and above the upper molar teeth, sinuses are present. Roots of upper molars and premolars could also extend to the sinus. When there is infection at sinus, a pressure is built up and this hurts the tooth roots. This paid is confused with the pain due to dental problem. If there is a tooth decay or a filling in the infected teeth then the pain is more severe and this confuses the dentists too.

Sea salt spray in the nostrils multiple times a day helps with sinuses. The best Home remedies for sinus is inhaling hot steam. You could fill sink with hot water. Wrap a towel around covering your head and take a close inhalation of the steam with your nose. Continue the process minimum times a day.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Home remedies for a toothache

Lets have a look at some of the home remedies for a toothache. These home remedy for bad toothache pain is not a proved formula but a time tested one which is being used since ages. Sometimes a toothache is quite unbearable. If that is the case, then immediatly contact your dentist. Now lets have a look at few of the home remedies for a toothache:

# Ginger has many medicinal values. If chewed raw during toothache, gives temporary relief.
# Black pepper mixed with warm water helps in toothache. Gargle with this mixture to get am immediate relief.
# A mixture of a pinch of pepper powder and a quarter teaspoon of common salt is an excellent dentifrice. Their daily use
prevents dental caries, foul breath, bleeding from the gums, painful gums and toothaches.
# TOOTHACHE:A ball of cotton dipped in cloveoil pressed on the tooth or chewing a clove.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Toothache sensitivity

To realize toothache sensitivity, one wants to be aware of the framework of the tooth first. The external cover of the tooth is called the enamel. This forms a tough covering over the core sensitive part of the tooth called the dentin. Enclosed within the central core of dentin lies the pulp chamber containing a minute nerve, artery and vein. From this central pulp chamber millions of miniature nerve ending travel through microscopic tubules throughout the dentin and finish at the dentin-enamel junction i.e. just underneath the bullet proof enamel. A cushion of fluid essentially borders these tiny tubule nerves.

Toothache sensitivity occurs when the tough enamel has vanished causing exposure to the dentin and the tiny nerve endings. Heat changes like cold and hot or ph changes like sweet and sour foods cause the fluid in the tubules to move. This fluid movement tugs on the tiny nerves causing toothache sensitivity and pain.

Anomalous tooth dehydration can also cause toothache sensitivity this occurs with the use of tooth whitening/bleaching agents. This is temporary as the toothache sensitivity scatter as rehydration occurs. Those suffer from dry mouth can therefore also suffer from toothache sensitivity.