Question: I just had surgery on jaw B/C of TMJ and had two bone spurs on jaw too. I had to wear a Bite Plate (a piece of plastic that was molded to fit my bottom teeth to hold jaw in place but not to change my bite). I have it once in a 4 month and every time I had taken it out my teeth hurt when anything touches it. Now I really can’t eat anything, is there any remedy for tooth pain?
The structure of the human tooth:
- The tooth is made up of an outer layer called the enamel, which is exposed (and cementum which is embedded in the gums).
- The middle layer of the tooth is called dentin. The dentin comprises of tiny tubules, which are small openings.
- Inside each of the tubules is a nerve branch that comes from the tooth’s pulp.
- The tooth’s pulp (located in the center of the tooth) is mass of blood vessels and nerves supplying to the tooth.
- There are two types of tooth sensitivities that cause pain in the tooth,
- Dental sensitivity is caused when the middle layer dentin is exposed. As a result, nerve endings are exposed to cold and hot temperatures, which cause pain and sensitivity. This occurs commonly following Gum surgeries, poor oral hygiene, frequent consumption of acidic foods and beverages, periodontal disease, etc
- This occurs when the central pulp of the tooth is exposed due to decay, filling or broken tooth.
Oral Care Management:
- Don’t brush your teeth too hard, this might cause the enamel layer to wear away.
- Avoid acidic foods or beverages for preventing oral problems.
- Homeopathic remedy Kreosote 30, 4 pills, every 4 hours will help you overcome the pain and sensitiveness.