What is Toothache?

Tooth pain is not only incredibly unpleasant, but it’s also a sign of more serious dental problems.

Toothache or dental pain occurs when the nerve surrounding a tooth or the tooth root is irritated or inflamed.

The main problem with tooth pain is that it’s very difficult to ignore. The longer you leave it untreated, the more likely you are to experience serious complications. A dental infection, tooth decay, injury or loss of a tooth are common causes of this discomfort.

The main cause of most dental problems is hidden from sight and requires professional diagnosis to identify them.

Effects/consequences of Toothache

The terrible consequences of a toothache can be:-
  • Toothache symptom may include throbbing, tingling or shooting sensations in the teeth
  • Sensitivity to sweets, hot and cold foods
  • Difficulty in chewing hard food such as steak (or any other difficult-to-chew items)
  • Bleeding from gums and tooths
  • Swelling in the jaw and face
  • Jaw pain
  • Severe pain during brushing
  • Chronic Pain

Unfortunately, these are just some of the many reasons you should not wait until it is too late before seeking professional help. Speak to our emergency dentist at Narre Warren Dental Care today!

Why Choose Narre Warren Dental Care for treating toothache

Toothache can be caused by a number of things and happens when you least expect it. If left untreated, toothache symptoms could lead to more serious health issues.

The best thing to do is visit our dental clinic at 3A/420 Princess Hwy, Narre Warren as soon as possible and get the issue resolved. However, going through the hassle of looking for a dental clinic in Narre Warren that offers 24-hour emergency services can be difficult.

At Narre Warren Dental Care, we understand how important it is for patients to receive immediate dental treatment from dentists who offer round-the-clock service and have years of experience treating toothache cases like yours. We offer emergency appointments, so if you’re experiencing any toothache symptoms, don’t wait another minute before calling us on 03 8774 6546 today!

You can also book an appointment online.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the
answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

The following are some causes of toothache:-

Dental Cavity:-Unfortunately, tooth decay is a common problem that can lead to cavities. Toothaches and other painful symptoms are known side effects of the bacteria eating away at your teeth’s enamel layer! If you have experienced these symptoms before, it may be because you’ve developed a cavity from prolonged exposure to sugary foods or beverages like coffee and tea.

Infection:-If you are feeling some teeth pain and have an abscess or tooth infection, then it is best to see your dentist as soon as possible. Do not wait for the condition to worsen because untreated dental infections can cause serious complications such as losing a tooth (even though that sounds like something out of Game Of Thrones) and even bacterial blood poisoning!

Gingivitis:-Gingivitis is the first stage of periodontitis, an advanced gum disease with severe outcomes. The cause for gingivitis is a build-up of plaque that occurs if someone doesn’t brush and frequently floss enough or well enough. Catching and treating gingivitis at its earliest stages before it becomes periodontist will save you from making more serious consequences much worse! Gum diseases cause your teeth to shrink (and fall out!), as one symptom of this condition can be a toothache.

Tooth Sensitivity:- Tooth sensitivity is one of the toothache symptoms, which is a leading cause of toothache, but it can also be symptomatic for other conditions. For example, sensitivity could point to dental decay or gum recession which means people should have their teeth checked in order to prevent further damage and discomfort.

Cracked Teeth:-This is a call to all those who are experiencing toothache after eating hard candy, crunching on popcorn kernels, playing contact sports and receiving an injury. If this sounds like you, then please come see our dental clinic as soon as possible for treatment! You may have cracked teeth.

Wisdom Teeth:- Wisdom teeth, the last set of adult molars that erupt during puberty and later in life, can cause toothache. This pain is quite specific: dull, throbbing pain in the back of your jaw; top or bottom – but not both!

Toothache is a common occurrence and can be harmless. Still, toothaches accompanied by swelling are more likely to indicate a serious underlying issue. If you have pain in your mouth coupled with swollen gums or other signs of inflammation such as redness, it’s important that you see your dentist or doctor right away.

  • Your doctor will prescribe you the medicine to help relieve your pain. Follow their instructions
  • Your mouth and teeth should be kept clean. Brush your teeth after every meal with fluoride toothpaste. Use a soft toothbrush if your mouth is sore.
  • You should eat and drink easy-to-chew, easy-to-swallow foods and avoid extremely hot and extremely cold drinks. Sip water at timely intervals to keep the infected area clean
  • Do gargling and apply clove oil on an infected tooth with a cotton swab.
  • Saltwater is a natural disinfectant and could be the answer to your toothache. Simply mix one teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water, take some, hold it in your mouth for about two minutes, then spit it out. Do not swallow, as this can make you vomit or nauseous! However, don’t let children use saltwater because they may accidentally ingest too much, which might harm them.
  • Hydrogen peroxide rinse:- Instead of saltwater, you can use water mixed with hydrogen peroxide in equal parts.
  • Put a cold compress against the side of your face. This will help you feel better and can reduce pain. Wrap an ice pack in cloth before placing it on your skin to keep from freezing yourself further or getting freezer burn!

Sometimes the best way to stop a toothache is by keeping your mouth clean. Brushing at least two times a day can help prevent cavities, infection and gum disease, which are more likely the causes of a toothache. The moment you notice that you have an ache, gently brush with soft bristles until it subsides or call in for emergency dental care if the pain persists after 3 days without relief!

Your dentist can provide you with immediate treatment for toothaches, so you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. A dentist may take X-rays of your teeth during your appointment in addition to examining them physically. The dentist will provide you with a detailed treatment plan if tooth decay is observed, which usually involves fillings or dental crowns, as well as pain medication and antibiotics.

Although not all toothaches are caused by tooth decay, you should always see a dentist if you have a toothache rather than hoping it will resolve on its own.

Good oral hygiene practices are the key to preventing toothaches. These include brushing with fluoride-containing toothpaste, flossing once daily, rinsing twice or more times per day with an antiseptic mouthwash or plain water or hydrogen peroxide mouthwash and seeing your dentist for professional cleaning on a regular basis. You can also prevent cavities by eating low sugar foods and ask your dentist about sealants that will help protect teeth from decay in addition to other dental treatments like fluoride applications due to their effectiveness at keeping enamel strong.

Your dentist should be consulted about a toothache if you have the following symptoms:-

  • A toothache that persists for more than a day
  • Severe Toothache pain
  • A fever or earache accompany your toothache.

It is important to identify and treat dental infections correctly in order to prevent them from spreading to other parts of the body, including the bloodstream.