Sometimes the symptoms of toothache can feel unbearable. Toothache is one of the most common dental complaints and can be caused by a number of things. Examples of this could be, tooth decay, an infected root or pulp, gum disease, or an abscess. The pain may be felt in the tooth itself and also in the jaw, face, neck, and head. If you experience tooth pain or any other related symptoms then it is essential that you make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible. Failing this then contact an emergency dentist for immediate treatment.
The symptoms of toothache can present in different ways. Patients will feel some kind of pain when they have toothache. However, the type of pain can vary. It could be throbbing, stabbing, sharp, or dull, or a combination of these. Other symptoms might include:
While waiting for your appointment, healthcare professionals suggest that over the counter painkillers could help to control the pain. This is providing you are not allergic or that you have been advised not to take them for medical reasons.
When you see your dentist they will assess the cause of the toothache. The cause of the pain will dictate the treatment. For example, if the pain is caused by an infected root then a root canal treatment will be performed. If the pain is caused by an abscess then it may be drained and antibiotics might be prescribed. Alternatively, if the toothache is caused by decay then the dentist will remove the decay and probably give you a filling. Whatever the cause it is important to seek advice immediately to help stop the issue becoming worse.
If you need emergency dental treatment for toothache, or any other urgent issue you can call our team on 0208 547 9997. Our emergency dentist service is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We also offer a fast and convenient walk-in service which is available to the general public as well as existing patients. Additionally, the clinic offers a range of general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services. For more information, you can view our website or speak to one of our reception staff. We look forward to hearing from you.