Toothache is one of the most common dental issues that we treat at Westbury Dental Care. You may feel toothache in many ways but it ultimately refers to a pain in and around the teeth that is usually caused by tooth decay. It can be felt as a sudden sharp pain or consistent pain that makes day to day activities unbearable. Toothache can also be made worse when drinking particularly hot or cold food. If you’re suffering from severe toothache and the pain is unbearable, get in touch with us today for an emergency dental appointment.
There are many different reasons as to why toothache may start in your mouth. The most common reason that patients suffer from toothache is because of tooth decay. Tooth decay is damage to a tooth which is caused by dental plaque, which consequently leads to holes in the teeth and gum disease. Tooth decay is very common in younger children and adolescents but adults can also suffer. You may also be experiencing toothache as a result of infected gums. Infected gums may be a clear sign of gum disease which can lead to an abscessed tooth. Other causes of toothache may include damaged fillings, teeth grinding and tooth fractures.
Depending on the cause of your toothache, we may recommend a different treatment. Where it’s possible to do so, we will always try and avoid tooth extractions as we understand the importance of maintaining all teeth. The most likely treatment we will offer is a filling – which is usually recommended in the case of tooth decay. Dental crowns may be an alternative recommended if the tooth is severely damaged. Other possible treatments that we offer for toothache include;-
- Root Canal Treatment.
- Tooth Removal.
- Orthodontic Treatment.
- Gum Disease Treatment.
When you are experiencing moderate to severe toothache, it’s very likely that you will notice it straight away. Your toothache may be sharp, throbbing and constant with swelling around the tooth. As a result of toothache, it isn’t uncommon for patients to develop headaches and fevers due to the inflammation. Moreover, if you notice bad odor from the mouth, this is likely the tooth rotting and you should see your local dentist urgently, ideally seeking an emergency dental appointment.
If you have been suffering from toothache for two days or more and you have noticed the pain getting progressively worse, we urge you to get in touch with us at Westbury Dental Care today. We understand how painful and frustrating toothache can be so we will always see you as soon as we possibly can to put you out of your misery. When waiting for an appointment, we advise you to take regular painkillers to reduce symptoms of toothache and to avoid lying down on the side where you are experiencing the toothache.
Although we are more than happy to help patients that are suffering greatly with toothache and offer the relevant treatments, we always encourage patients to take a preventative approach that helps prevent toothache from happening in the first place. To do this, we encourage regular dental and hygiene check-ups, brushing your teeth twice a day for about 2 minutes and flossing daily. If you are seeking any further tips on best practice for dental hygiene, visit our dental hygienists at your own convenience or get in touch!
Contact Westbury Dental Care
If you require an emergency dental appointment with us due to suffering from moderate to severe toothache, get in touch with us by calling us directly on 020 8942 8943. We will do our utmost to see you as soon as we possibly can.