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What is Causing Your Toothache?

If you’re struggling with troublesome toothache, we are here to help. Whether you’ve had an isolated episode of pain or have experienced persistent discomfort or sensitivity, it’s a good idea to get your teeth checked out just in case you need treatment.

Causes of toothache

Toothache is a very common problem and there are various different causes. One of the most common causes of toothache is decay. Decay is caused by harmful bacteria, which produce strong acids that weaken the protective enamel surfaces of your teeth. Eventually the enamel will become so weak that holes known as cavities start to form. If you have tooth decay, it is best to get it treated as soon as possible to prevent further infection. The most common course of action is to place a filling inside the cavity. We offer high quality white fillings, which will strengthen and protect your tooth without having a negative impact on the look of your smile.

Dental injuries can also cause tooth pain. If you’ve been hit by a ball playing sport or have tripped and banged your mouth, for example, you may experience toothache. Pain may arise as a result of a fracture or chip and it’s best to see your dentist. If there is damage, your dentist can patch up your tooth to protect it and prevent any further pain.

Sensitivity can also increase the risk of tooth pain. If your teeth are sensitive, this usually means that the enamel is worn or thin and this has resulted in the dentin layer of the tooth becoming exposed. The dentin lies beneath the enamel and contains the nerves, which is why you feel pain.

Dental abscesses can also cause pain. Tooth pain tends to be severe in this case and you may also experience swelling and tenderness around the affected tooth. If you have a dental abscess, you will need treatment from your dentist, who will drain and remove the abscess.

If you’re struggling with pain, don’t suffer in silence. Call us today and we’ll have you smiling again in no time!

Dealing with a Dental Injury

We know all too well that accidents and injuries can happen when you least expect them and that is why we provide an emergency dental care service. If you have an accident, experience severe dental pain or have lost or broken a tooth, we aim to have you pain-free within 15 minutes.

Emergency dental injuries

Dental injuries come in various forms, from fractures and dental abscesses to severe dental pain and teeth that have been knocked out. If you are in pain or need urgent dental care, you can rely on us.

If you have severe dental pain, you need help. We know how unbearable toothache can be and the faster you get treatment, the quicker the pain will ease. Possible causes of tooth pain include infections, abscesses and fractures.

Once we have examined the tooth, we will discuss the treatment options with you and try to ease your pain as quickly as possible.

Dental abscesses are very unpleasant and the quicker they are treated, the better. Abscesses need to be drained and removed and we will do this for you and ease your discomfort as quickly as we can.

What to do if you lose a tooth

If you lose a tooth playing sport or are involved in an accident, contact us as soon as you can and we will fit you in. Find the tooth and clean it, holding the crown section, rather than the tooth root. Hold the tooth between your gum and the inside of your cheek or place it in a glass of milk. If your child has lost a tooth, do not tell them to hold the tooth in their mouth as this carries a risk of choking.