What stages does it go through before it becomes night pain?
In order to find the answer to these questions, I think we should start with what is caries and how it is formed.
The top layer of the teeth is a hard crystalline layer called enamel. Enamel is one of the hardest materials in the world.
Although the enamel is so hard, microorganisms cause it to rot. It is caused by microorganisms. These microorganisms consume chorionic foods (sugar, chocolate, cola, etc.) in the mouth just as the bee takes pollen and produces honey. As a result, they produce acid. When this acid comes into contact with the teeth, it causes gradual spills and melts where the enamel is weak. The microorganism, which settles in the region where it melts and makes a groove, continues its activity more easily here.
There is a control layer under the enamel. It makes the inspection floor softer and more conducive to the spread of caries. The microorganism that exceeds the enamel at one point, the dentin, spreads more and advances to the part of the tooth where the vessels and nerves are located. In this progression, you will feel cold and hot sensitivities in your teeth, and sensitivities when you eat something sweet. At this stage, when you apply to your dentist, you will be given a filling. The bruise is stopped, the pain disappears. If you do not care about your teeth that are sensitive to cold and hot and neglect their treatment, the microorganism will continue to progress and reach the part we call pulp, causing inflammation of that area.
The pulp is a closed space. As a result of inflammation, edema (swelling) occurs inside the tooth. This edema in the veins indoors causes throbbing pain.
If the pain starts when something cold is eaten or something hot is eaten and lasts for 1-2 minutes, the only thing to do is to consult a dentist and have a root canal treatment done.
If the inflammation in the tooth is not treated, the pressure inside the tooth increases. It causes throbbing pain when the head is placed on the pillow at night. This pain is unbearable, pain that does not go away despite taking painkillers.
The most important thing to do is to consult a dentist as soon as possible. Our patients usually wait for the morning in pain that stays at night. Putting aspirin or raki on the side of the tooth does not help at all to stop the pain. In addition, due to the damage to the gums, there is damage to the gums. Aspirin is a drug that should dissolve in the stomach, and raki is alcohol. If you do not have clove oil at home, crushing a piece of clove in olive oil and placing it on a cotton ball will relieve your pain. Applying ice on a high pillow, sleeping close to a sitting position (sometimes ice causes pain, then hot application will help to eliminate the pain. I hope you take good care of your teeth and you will not suffer such pains.