Tooth pain (commonly referred to as a toothache) is a pain in (and sometimes the area around) a tooth. Toothaches can be caused by a number of issues, including a cavity, gum disease, impacted wisdom teeth, a damaged tooth, or an infection, although sometimes there are other causes. The pain from a toothache can range from a minor annoyance to severe pain that radiates throughout the entire head.
Treatment for a toothache depends on the cause. Damage to the teeth, cavities, and gum disease are issues that should be treated by a dentist. For non-specific toothaches, a number of treatment options are available, and avoiding cold and hot food and drinks (which can exacerbate the pain) is recommended.
Acupuncture point sites are on the skin surface right on the cheek at the site of the pain, as well as a few nearby meridian pathway point sites to help clear away the “blockages”. We help the lymphatic system drain, as well. The treatment is gentle and painless.