Let’s Get You Out of Pain
Why choose us?
Availability over the weekends
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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?
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.
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.
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease treatment can be completed at our 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
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.
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.