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What do do with an aching tooth?
If you can’t to get to the dentist immediately, try these remedies!
Take a painkiller – Common pain relief medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can help ease the pain. This will provide relief for about 4-6 hours.
Try salt water – A gargle of salt water can help to remove bacteria from the mouth and reduce swelling. Add between a quarter and half a teaspoon of salt to warm water and gargle for at least 20 seconds.
Ice the area – Ice can numb the pain in the area affected. Try this if you have a sore jaw or a toothache; however please be careful not to put it next to your tooth directly or this may lead to more pain.
What causes Toothaches?
There are many reasons for getting a toothache. A visit your dentist will determine the reason, and identify a solution. Some of the reasons for toothache can include:
- Tooth decay – when a cavity reaches the inner part of the tooth known as the pulp or nerve, a toothache can follow! Sometimes even a small amount of decay may lead to sensitivity.
- Trauma – when you get a nasty bump on your tooth, it can lead to sensitivity on biting or with temperature changes. It is important visit a dentist immediately in the case of a trauma.
- Gum disease – if you have gum problems, pain can result due to periodontitis. The bone regresses around your teeth and can lead to aches of the gum.
- Abscess – a collection of puss is often very painful. Infections like this can spread and must be taken seriously.
- Wisdom teeth – a common reason for pain at the back of your mouth. Often impacted teeth can lead to food getting stuck around, and this can lead to pain.
- Bruxism (teeth grinding) – if you grind, your teeth may be worn down enough to reveal your dentine layer. This is the layer which has nerve receptors, often causing pain.
What treatment will I need to fix my toothache?
Root canal treatment
Root canal treatment involves of removing a dead or infected nerve, and replacing it with a sterile filling. This will alleviate your painful toothache.
Sometimes it is not possible to save your teeth, and an extraction is needed. Sometimes wisdom teeth require removal. We are able to assist with all of these procedures, and in the replacement of these teeth.
Treating Gum Disease
Gum disease treatment can be completed at our clinic. These treatments will help you to preserve your teeth as long as possible. We offer gum grafting, laser procedures, and surgical techniques to assist you with mild to severe gum disease.
Jaw Dysfunction Management
Temporomandibular joint syndrome disorder is commonly referred to as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). TMJ disorder is a persistent and painful problem that afflicts millions of people around the world. TMJ disorder refers to the pain and discomfort that can occur when this joint is under stress.
Our approach to Emergency Dental Care
Depending on your need for sedation and hospital visits, emergency care management can be facilitated on the same day with local anaesthesia and oral sedation. Other options may take longer to organise and may not be possible during COVID-19.