Dealing with Toothache!

Cygnet Dental – helping you deal with toothache

There is nothing worse than toothache.  It can come in many ways, for some a small niggling sensation that often comes and goes but for others it can get so bad that the pain is constant and throbbing, interrupts your sleep and can make you feel generally very low.

Seeing the Dentist

Its important not to leave the toothache thinking it will go away.  You have toothache for a reason and the sooner you see a dentist the better and easier treatment will be.  Even if the pain is minimal you must still see a dentist.  Remember, the longer the tooth is left, the worse the pain will get.  This could be the difference in having a 20 minute filling appointment compared to a time consuming and costly root canal treatment, or worse still needing the tooth extracted.

Make a mental note of what makes the pain worse, that may be hot and cold or even biting down and make sure you tell the dentist.  Sometimes it is difficult to tell which tooth is causing the pain but don’t worry, the dentist will take an x-ray of the area to find out which tooth is causing the problem.  He will also use that x-ray to determine the treatment needed.

What causes toothache?

There are many reasons why you may be experiencing toothache, which includes:

  • tooth decay
  • cracked or fractured tooth
  • lost or broken fillings
  • gum recession
  • tooth infection / abscess

The sooner you see a dentist, the better the longevity of your tooth.  In the meantime, taking an anti inflammatory such as Ibuprofen will help to reduce the pain.

How can you prevent toothache?

This is easy!  Regular dental appointments!  Coming to see the dentist every 6 months will allow them to check the health of your teeth and gums.  If any potential problems are found it can be sorted whilst still in the early stages.  Of course accidents happen and you may break a tooth or loose a filling, but getting it treated sooner will prevent the problem progressing.

Cygnet Dental is situated in Wickford and has its own parking facilities.  We are also taking on new NHS patients.  If you are experiencing toothache and are having difficulties in making an appointment with a dentist, why not give us a call.  We do our best to see emergency patients on the same day.