Toothache or Dental Pain
Toothache Management Applecross
Tooth decay is the main cause of toothaches for most children and adults.
Bacteria present in your mouth thrive on the sugars and starches in the food you eat. These bacteria form plaque that sticks to the surface of your teeth.
Acids produced by the bacteria in plaque can eat through the hard, white coating on the teeth enamel, creating a cavity.
The first symptoms of decay may be pain when eating something sweet, very cold or very hot. Sometimes, decay will show as a brown or white spot on the tooth.
Toothaches can be caused by:
- Tooth decay
- Dental abscess
- Broken tooth
- Damaged filling
- Teeth grinding/clenching
- Infected gums
- Eruption or removal of a tooth (for example, wisdom teeth)
Symptoms of a toothache may include:
- Pain that may be sharp, throbbing, or constant. In some cases, pain results only when pressure is applied to the tooth.
- Swelling around the tooth
- Fever or headache
- Foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth
When to see a dentist
The longer you let the pain go untreated, the more damage may be done. See your Applecross dentist if you have any doubts about your tooth pain.
A toothache should be assessed by a dentist if:
- The pain is severe or intolerable.
- The pain lasts longer than a day or is recurring.
- Pain is accompanied by fever, ear or sinus pain.
- A severe toothache can require emergency dental care. If the pain is unbearable, get in touch with us as soon as possible for an urgent appointment.
Toothache Management in Applecross
Call your Applecross dentist—don’t wait if you’re experiencing pain or other concerning symptoms—the longer you wait, the worse the problem may become.
Same-Day Dental Emergency Appointment Available in Applecross
For effective toothache treatment in Applecross, call your local Applecross dentist here at Epsom Dental Care Applecross.
For dental emergencies in the Applecross area, please contact us immediately on (08) 9316 0555.
We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is toothache?
Pain in and around the teeth and jaws is commonly referred to as toothache. Often, a toothache is caused by inflammation or infection in the inner pulp of the tooth. Otherwise, it may be brought on by a lost filling or broken tooth.
Why does my tooth hurt?
Most commonly, cavities create a painful environment in or around the tooth. You could also be experiencing a dental abscess or infection of the tooth root, which can cause throbbing, excruciating pain.
The pain is bad, and my appointment is tomorrow, so what can I do to help with the pain?
Take over-the-counter pain medication (Ibuprofen, Aspirin). This can help the pain and help you to get to the date of your dentist appointment.