If left untreated, the pulp dies and becomes infected, leading to the formation of a dental abscess. The pain from a dental abscess tends to be because of pressure on the tooth, it is throbbing and continuous.
How can toothache be avoided?
Keep your teeth and gums healthy. Avoid cavities by reducing your intake of sugary foods and drinks.
Brush your teeth twice daily using a toothpaste containing fluoride. To get the most benefit from the fluoride, do not rinse the toothpaste away after brushing.
Clean between your teeth using dental floss, wood sticks or an inter-dental brush according to your dentist's advice. Visit your dentist regularly. This way, problems can be diagnosed early and your treatment will be more straightforward.
What should I do if I have toothache?
If you cant get to your dentists right away do the following: