Last updated September 21, 2023
Tooth decay and periodontal disease are often painless in the early stages and may suddenly become painful after some progression.
- What to do when your tooth hurts so bad it's killing you?
- Can I call an ambulance?
We will talk about
- When is a toothache killing you?
- Can I call an ambulance if my tooth hurts so bad I feel like I'm dying?
- What to do when your teeth hurt and you feel like you are dying
- If you are dying of tooth pain, go to the dentist.
When is a toothache killing you?
Some of the problems that may be occurring when a tooth is killing you with pain include
- Severe caries.
- Inflammation of the tooth nerve.
- Pus buildup in the root tip of the tooth.
- periapical dentistry
- periodontal abscess
- oral cellulitis
When a cavity becomes severe and large, and the decay spreads to the nerve of the tooth,A pain component called prostaglandin is produced inside the tooth.
Early cavities are painless, so by the time a tooth feels like it is about to die from throbbing, intense pain, the cavity has become quite severe.
Inflammation of the tooth nerve.
Inflammation of the tooth nerve for any reasonSometimes, teeth hurt so much that you feel like you are going to die.
When the nerve of a tooth becomes inflamed, pressure is exerted on the inside of the tooth.
However, the area around the tooth's nerve is covered with hard tissue and there is little room for pressure to escape, resulting in severe pain.
This is called "pulpitis.
It may be caused by severe tooth decay or by irritation from strong clenching or grinding of the teeth.
Pus buildup in the root tip of the tooth.
Pus builds up at the root tips of the teeth and becomes trapped in the jawbone.and may cause so much pain that you feel like you are dying.
This condition is called "apical periodontitis.
This is a toothache that can occur after root canal treatment is completed.
Wisdom teeth are the eighth wisdom teeth from the front.
Wisdom teeth can cause inflammation of the gums and bone around the wisdom teeth,Pus comes out and the cheek swells and hurts badly.
As the inflammation worsens, it can spread to the lymph nodes under the jaw and tonsils, and may be accompanied by fever.
Pus comes out of the gums near the root of the tooth, or the gums become swollen and red with boils.It can be so painful that you feel like you are dying.
Inflammation caused by pus at the tip of the tooth root (apical periodontitis) may be the cause, or periodontal disease may be the cause.
As tooth decay, periodontal disease, and periapical inflammation worsen and inflammation spreads,Pus builds up around the teeth as well as in the jawbone, cheeks and under the tongue.The most common cause of cellulitis is cellulitis of the floor of the oral cavity.
The symptoms are likely to be painful, swollen, and potentially deadly.
Not only does plantar cellulitis cause deathly pain as it swells from under the tongue to the throat,The airways may narrow, causing breathing difficulties.
If the tooth hurts to the point of death and the patient has difficulty breathing, the situation is urgent at the level of calling an ambulance, as it can lead to death if left untreated.
Can I call an ambulance if my tooth hurts so bad I feel like I'm dying?
If you have a toothache and feel like you are dying, you may be wondering if you should call an ambulance.
Basically, because there are often no dentists in the general emergency room,You can't call an ambulance and go to the hospital to treat it.
In this case, do not call an ambulance, but go to the dentist.
However,If you have oral floor cellulitis with breathing difficulties, your life may be in danger, so rush to the emergency room by using a private car or cab, or call an ambulance.
Dyspnea due to oral floor cellulitis can be very dangerous, as the throat can swell to the point of blocking the airway in 30-45 minutes.
What to do when your teeth hurt and you feel like you are dying
If your teeth hurt and you feel like you are dying, except for cellulitis of the floor of the mouth,See your dentist.
Go to the dentist,
- drain one's blood
- Administer antibiotics.
- apply radiofrequency
and other measures can relieve or take away the pain relatively quickly.
If you are unable to see a dentist immediately, you can take the following steps
- take a painkiller
- cool the affected area
- Not doing anything to improve blood flow.
- If you have a hole in your tooth, keep food from clogging it.
- Find a dentist with holiday and nighttime hours.
take a painkiller
Loxoprofen, ibuprofen, Voltaren, etc,Take painkillers to reduce the pain until you get to the dentist.
It can also be purchased over-the-counter at drugstores under the guidance of a pharmacist.
However,If inflammation and pain are too severe, pain medications may not be effective.
Painkillers do not become more effective if you take a lot of them because they are less effective.
Since overdosing may cause side effects, make sure to follow the dosage and capacity properly.
cool the affected area
Wrap a plastic bag with refrigerant or ice in a towel,Apply to the affected area over the face and cool.
Alternatively, it is effective to cool the affected area from the inside of the mouth by putting ice in the mouth.
Cooling may reduce pain.
Not doing anything to improve blood flow.
When inflammation is present, the pain is more intense as blood flow increases.
- take a bath
- drink alcohol
Such as,Avoid anything that will increase blood flow to the body.
If you have a hole in your tooth, keep food from clogging it.
If the cavity is enlarged and has a hole in the tooth, the pain is more intense when food gets stuck in it.
When eating,Do not allow food to get stuck.
Find a dentist with holiday and nighttime hours.
Dentists who offer oral health centers and evening clinics can see patients on holidays and after 8:00 p.m.
When painkillers are not working well, or when your teeth start hurting so bad that you feel like you are dying in the middle of the night,Look for a dental clinic that offers holiday and evening services.
If you are dying of tooth pain, go to the dentist.
Even if you call an ambulance and go to a hospital when you have a toothache that almost kills you, there is often no dental care equipment and no dentist to deal with the problem.
If you are dying of tooth pain, you should basically see a dentist.
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Graduated from Nagasaki University School of Dentistry, ~2018 Kyushu Medical Center, 2018-present Working at a dental clinic in Tokyo
After completing clinical training, worked in cosmetic dentistry in Tokyo. Currently a dentist and dental writer.