Those who have experienced toothache often say they wouldn‘t wish their enemies to suffer the same disposition, and this statement is not without foundation. Unfortunately, „the hardy“ patients often live with the constant pain caused by caries and go see their dentist only when inflammation has reached the nerve inside the tooth, when painkillers are no longer of any help.
Toothache and issues with self-medicating
You must understand that painkillers only target the symptom, e.g. they soothe the pain, but not its direct reason which is the root canal infection and inflammation. That is exactly why prolonged use of painkillers only extends the damage that harmful bacteria cause to your teeth.
Toothache can cause complications treating the infected tooth because the use of painkillers sometimes doesn‘t allow to locate the area where pain is experienced.