There’s nothing worse than a nagging pain in the tooth. If you’re in pain or have suffered on and off for some time, we’re here to help. Our experts will get to the root (pardon the pun!) of the problem so you can bid goodbye to toothache for good.
Why have I got toothache?
Toothache is a very common problem. Sometimes it comes and goes without much drama but in other cases it just won’t budge. It can get so bad that you can’t even eat properly! There are a few main causes for toothache, including obvious ones like dental injuries, or more subtle reasons like dental abscesses, decay or sensitivity, which is often linked to enamel erosion.
When should I see a dentist?
Get to your dentist pronto if:
- You suddenly experience excrutiating pain
- You’re in pain on a regular basis
- You experience heightened sensitivity, weakness in the tooth or bleeding gums
- You hurt your tooth in an accident
How is toothache treated?
As a short-term fix, you can take over the counter painkillers to soothe pain, but always follow the dosage instructions on the packet. If your pain is really bad or has been bugging you for a while, you should make an appointment with your dentist. Depending on what’s caused the toothache, treatments include:
- Fillings or crowns
- Gum disease treatment
- Hygienist treatments
- Abscess removal
Your dentist can also give you sound advice about diet and oral hygiene to keep toothache well away.