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Having a dental emergency? Before you can see a dentist, this is how you should take care of your toothache in an emergency.
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The top four major causes of toothache include:
1. Toothache due to Tooth Decay
Occurs when the bacteria has reached the roots of the teeth resulting in an abscess inside your tooth and also in the bone. This is called a tooth decay and often this is the cause of a common toothache. If you are not able to see your dentist as soon as possible, you may use warm water with a teaspoon of salt and rinse your mouth to help disinfect the area.
2. Toothache due to Fractured Tooth or Filling
An exposed nerve can cause an abscess as well as excruciating dental pain leading to a root canal treatment. It is recommended to see a dentist as soon as possible in this case as you might need root canal to save your natural tooth. This situation could be caused by eating foods that are too hard for your teeth, which might then cause your teeth to fracture. This could involve severe pain.
3. Toothache due to Gum Disease
There are many ways gum disease can cause tooth pain, especially if left untreated and it develops into periodontitis (where your bone is being eaten away). In this case, it could be caused by poor oral health, built-up tartar around your teeth and gums, and infections. Symptoms could be sore gum and sore teeth, bleeding gum, loose teeth and foul tasting in your mouth.
4. Toothache due to Wisdom Tooth pain
If there is no space for a wisdom tooth to come out then it gets trapped under the bone and gums.
The gums can then collect food and bacteria leading to an infection that results in severe pain and swelling around the jaw and gum. These are the most common, so there could be other factors that may cause dental pain.
In order to find out the cause, the dentist we will examine your mouth and wisdom teeth to determine when to extract your wisdom teeth. In case where your toothache is severe or have trouble breathing, please contact a dentist asap.
Toothache is caused by many different factors. It is not only irritating, but it can distract you from focusing on daily tasks such as working and eating depending on the severity.
The dental pain can become so chronic that you become bedridden by it.
Of course if this occurs then contact us immediately to get this toothache fixed.
Dental pain comes in many forms as well.
It can be severe, mild, constant, lingering, and can become worse when exposed to cold or hot temperatures or chewing.
There are a few options we take to take care of the toothache that you have developed. We will let you know exactly what needs to be done to fix your tooth pain after the initial examination.
In the case that the bacteria have already infected the tooth and make it so it is impossible to cleanse, the tooth will have to be removed to get rid of the toothache.
There are consequences for tooth extractions that can develop such as overcrowding and misalignment, which is why you should look into restoring the space with another tooth.
Cavities may be the reason for your tooth pain.
If so, we will remove the infected parts of the tooth and replace them with a filling.
Fillings will both cure the problem and prevent tooth pain from reoccurring once again.
The treatment for this is removal of the wisdom teeth.
We can organise your wisdom teeth removal (whilst you sleep) at our top dental clinic at the heart of Sydney CBD with free parking.
If gum disease is the cause of your dental pain, then a periodontal treatment must be done to get rid of it.
The exact procedure done depends on the severity and type of periodontal disease that you have.
In mild cases, a thorough dental cleaning is all that is needed to cure gum disease and tooth pain.
In severe cases we need to do a deep clean with LASERS.
Gum disease is typically the result of poor oral hygiene, so if this was the cause then make sure to brush and floss twice per day on a daily basis in order to avoid any painful conditions from developing.
Severe dental pain can be the result of bacteria attacking the roots of your teeth.
If the tooth decay has not yet destroyed the surrounding gums and bone, then the tooth can be saved with a root canal treatment.
In this treatment we will remove the dead nerves and infected pus, disinfect the area, and then fill it in with a special filling, to protect the teeth from bacteria.
We believe in our patients having a Beautiful Smile and Natural Teeth for Life.
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If you have any questions about toothache, dental pain, the causes of tooth pain, then contact Smile Concepts on 02 9267 7777.
Dr. Manish Shah is a cosmetic dentist with a special interest in porcelain veneers, dental implants and Invisalign in Sydney. He is also a medical doctor with an expertise in sleep & craniofacial pain medicine practising at Smile Concepts.
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