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.

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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.
  • Mouthguards.
  • Gum Disease Treatment.

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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.