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How to manage a Toothache?

If you are not able to get to the dentist straight away, try these remedies!

Take a painkiller – Over-the-counter pain relief medication such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can ease the pain if it’s distracting or you’re finding it difficult to sleep. This will provide relief for about 4-6 hours.

Try salt water – Salt water helps to remove bacteria from the mouth and can reduce swelling. Add between a quarter and half a teaspoon of salt to warm water and gargle for at least 20 seconds.

Apply Ice – Ice can numb the pain in an area outside our mouth. It is great if you have a sore jaw or a toothache; however please be careful not to put it next to your tooth directly or else this may lead to more pain.

What causes Toothaches?

There isn’t one reason for getting a toothache. It is important that you visit your dentist to see what the reason is as soon as possible. Some of these can include:

  • Tooth decay – when a cavity reaches the inner part of the tooth known as the pulp or nerve, a toothache can follow! Sometimes even a small amount of decay may lead to sensitivity.
  • Trauma – when you get a nasty bump on your tooth, it can lead to sensitivity on biting or with temperature changes. It is important you come in immediately in the case of a trauma.
  • Gum disease – if you have gum problems, pain can result due to periodontitis. The bone regresses around your teeth and can lead to mobility and aches of the gum.
  • Abscess – a collection of pus is often very painful and makes you feel horrible. Infections like this can spread and must be taken seriously.
  • Wisdom teeth – a common reason for pain at the back of your mouth. Often impacted teeth can lead to food getting stuck around, and this can lead to pain.
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding) – if you grind your teeth, your teeth may be worn down enough to reveal your dentine layer. This is a painful layer which has nerve receptors.

What treatment will I need to fix my toothache?

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Cavities may be the reason for your tooth pain.

This will prevent tooth decay from reaching your nerve and leading to bigger problems

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Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are a long lasting way to address teeth that are cracked, have large fillings, or broken down fillings.

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Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is the process of removing a dead or infected nerve, and replacing it with a sterile filling. This will stop you from having a toothache.

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Tooth extraction

Sometimes it is not possible to save your teeth, and an extraction is completed. Sometimes wisdom teeth require removal. We are able to assist with all of these procedures, and assist you in the replacement of these teeth.

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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease treatment can be completed at Claremont clinic to try and preserve your teeth as long as possible. We are able to organise gum grafting, laser procedures, and surgical techniques to assist you with mild-severe gum disease

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Management of Jaw Dysfunction

Temporomandibular joint syndrome disorder is commonly referred to as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) or TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder). TMJ disorder is a persistent and painful problem that afflicts millions of people around the world. TMJ disorder refers to the pain and discomfort that can occur when this joint is under stress.

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Get rid of pain ASAP! with our emergency dental services in Perth, Claremont, Nedlands, Dalkeith, Crawley, Mosman Park, Cottesloe, Swanbourne.

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Our approach to Emergency Dental Care

Depending on your need for sedation and hospital visits, emergency care management can be facilitated on the same day with local anaesthesia and oral sedation. Other options may take longer to organise and may not be possible during COVID-19.



You will have your treatment options assessed and discussed by a dentist with experience in emergency care


Come and see us for a consultation to see what management options exist in the short and long-term


Colloquially known as x-rays, these make sure we know the full picture – this may include a 2d traditional radiograph, or 3D Cone beam scan.


To get you out of discomfort will be provided on the day. This will allow you to return to normal routine as quickly as possible.


Ensure the site is healing and maintain regular hygiene appointments to ensure health

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Your Centre for Cosmetic, Surgical, General, and Family Dentistry. Call our friendly team for a consultation today, or you can email us at info@bayviewdental.com.au.

Bayview Dental is conveniently located on the corner of Stirling Highway and Bayview Terrace in Claremont. Parking is available at the rear of the practice, which you can access from Freshwater Parade or off Bayview Terrace.

Delivering highest-quality dental care in Perth, Claremont, Nedlands, Dalkeith, Crawley, Mosman Park, Cottesloe, Swanbourne to make every visit to the dentist a caring one.

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