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If you are suffering from toothache, a visit to the dental office is essential. Below you will find the most important information about toothache

The most common causes of tooth, jaw and facial pain are inflammations of the tooth roots. There are many factors that cause toothache or tooth-like symptoms.

Some of the most common triggers are:

  • Caries
  • Defective tooth filling
  • Tooth fracture
  • Cracks in the enamel
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Gum infections
  • Cold-induced inflammation of the jaw and sinuses - this can cause tooth-like symptoms.

It is best to avoid toothaches by keeping your teeth and your gums healthy. Regular oral hygiene, avoiding sugar in food and drinks and regular visits to your dentist will help you prevent tooth or gum problems.
If, however, toothache occurs, cool compressions help to reduce swelling (eg after injuries in the mouth and jaw area). If the tooth roots are exposed (due to periodontitis), avoid hot and very cold food and drinks.

Biting rings will help teething children. Biting the rings can relief the pain by the chewing pressure.

For self-treatment of toothache before and/or after the dentist's visit pain-relieving ingredients such as ibuprofen are used. The active ingredient ibuprofen eg in Brufen has an anti-inflammatory effect, which is known to treat tooth problems.

Brufen acts directly at the source of pain5,8,14,15:
Brufen belongs to the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Thus, painkillers or antiphlogistics (inflammatory inhibitors) are described which treat the symptoms of inflammatory processes, such as pain and swelling, but are not derived from cortisone.

The effect of Brufen is due to an inhibition of prostaglandins16,17. They can cause pain, fever and inflammation. If no prostaglandins are produced, pain, fever and inflammation disappear. While drugs such as paracetamol reduce the transmission of pain to the brain, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen act directly and are targeted towards the affected tissue. The actual causes of pain such as inflammatory processes are combated on the spot18. In other words: Brufen with its active ingredient ibuprofen works right at the source of pain. It also fights the inflammation in the inflamed tissue.

Brufen acts fast:
When you or maybe your child is in pain, you may be seeking fast and effective relief. Brufen combats pain quickly. The active substance is rapidly absorbed into the blood and the symptoms such as toothache or headache improve noticeably after 15 minutes6,11.

Brufen acts for up to 8 hours:
Pain can be stressful and can thus affect everyday life. It is generally expected that a pain killer can help relieve pain, at least for a day. Brufen with the active ingredient Ibuprofen can reduce symptoms and up to 8 hours15,23,24.

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