If you need toothache relief, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. A toothache can be caused by a number of factors, so whether you think your tooth pain is because of something relatively benign or you suspect something more sinister, seek help at the earliest opportunity in case it’s something serious.
If you have a toothache right now, you can call us on 07 3393 9550 and book in for an emergency appointment. We will do all that we can to give you treatment as quickly as possible.
If you’re suffering from tooth pain and need to get some toothache relief in the time between your appointment, you can do a few things at home that will make it easier for you to cope with any discomfort or pain.
First, you need to rinse your mouth out with warm, clean water to remove any food debris you might have caught in there. If you have any swelling, we empathise – a toothache is not fun for anyone. To treat your swelling, you can apply a compress or use aspirin or other over the counter medication. Make sure you don’t put an aspirin directly on the gum as it can burn the surrounding tissue. And, of course, make sure that you seek dental treatment as quickly as possible.
Causes of a Toothache
Some toothaches are mild and can come and go. In many cases, tooth pain can be caused by sensitivity. In other instances, toothache can be caused by a cavity or a cracked tooth. No matter what you suspect is the reason for your pain, you should get it checked out as soon as possible. In some instances, your toothache might not have stemmed from your teeth at all and maybe from something like your sinuses and a sinus infection.
If your toothache is throbbing incessantly, you might have something like an abscessed tooth which is causing your pain. If your pain is sharp and stabbing it might be linked to a cavity, but if your pain is more identifiable as jaw pain, then you’ll still need to get this checked out by a dentist. Often, toothache linked to jaw pain is something that can be traced back to teeth grinding (bruxism) and, in extreme cases, arthritis and even cancers which can affect the jaw.
Due to the wide range of causes, it’s important to get your toothache checked as soon as possible to ensure you get the right treatment.
How to Avoid a Toothache
If you’ve resigned yourself to living with constant tooth pain take heart – it doesn’t have to be like this all the time. The best and most effective way to prevent a toothache is to ensure you have good dental hygiene at all times. And yes, this means brushing and flossing regularly to make sure that no trapped food particles can form cavities in your mouth.
If you grind your teeth in your sleep, this is known as nocturnal bruxism and can be avoided by getting a specially made mouth guard to wear when you sleep. You have a range of options available to you, so just speak to your dentist about whatever you are grappling with and take the steps you need to for comprehensive pain management and enduring treatment.
Make an Appointment Today
If you’re dealing with a toothache we feel for you – it’s never easy grappling with this kind of pain. But we can’t stress enough the importance of getting comprehensive dental treatment as soon as possible because the sooner you receive toothache treatment, the better.
While the problem might only be something like a sore tooth from teeth sensitivity, you might also be grappling with something a whole lot more serious. Book in for an appointment today, and we will do everything we can to ensure you get tooth pain relief as quickly as possible.