Toothache is one of the most common problems that bring people to the dentist. If you have had toothache for more than a couple of days, or if the pain is debilitating in any way, then you should come to your Real Good Dental surgery immediately. We’ll be able to help.
Tooth ache is caused when the inside of a tooth become infected and inflamed. This can be caused by a number of factors, including tooth decay or damage, problems with fillings and gum disease or infection. There are a number of ways you can reduce the pain of toothache before you visit your dentist. These include taking over-the-counter painkilling medication, using a salt rinse and keeping the painful area cold. When you visit Real Good Dental, your dentist will assess the condition of your mouth, teeth and gums to identify the cause of your toothache. Depending on the cause, treatments may involve removing a damaged filling and removing any decay before replacing it with a filling. It can also involve the treatment of a root canal and, in extreme cases, tooth removal. Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent toothache, so ensure that you limit your consumption of sugary and acidic food and drink, brush regularly, floss and visit your Real Good Dental surgery for regular check-ups.