Toothache is one of the most common reasons for emergency appointments at our dentist. Sometimes toothache can become unbearable and it is very important that you seek immediate attention for it here, at Spa Dental, to find out what is causing the pain, as well as receive treatment to make it go away.
Toothache usually presents itself as a throbbing sensation which may intensify while chewing, eating or drinking. Your teeth may become sensitive to hot or cold stimuli and you may present with other symptoms such as a fever or headache. If the toothache persists it is important that you seek immediate attention and contact our dentist to prevent the problem from becoming severe.
To help prevent toothache and other dental issues it is important that you visit our dentist in Parramatta on a regular basis to make sure that your teeth are clean and your gums are strong and healthy. Our dentist is able to detect signs of decay or disease from the outset to help prevent them from developing further. To look after your teeth it is also important that you have a good oral hygiene routine in place; that you brush your teeth twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and keep your teeth clean with flossing after mealtimes, using a good mouthwash to remove any lingering bacteria in the mouth.
There are many different factors which can result in a toothache. Our dentist will check for dental cavities and tooth decay. They will investigate to make sure whether or not you have an infection around the tooth or gum which may be causing the pain. Sometimes debris can become trapped between the teeth and the gums which can be removed by our dentist or you may have experienced a physical injury to your mouth in a sports accident which may result in toothache. By speaking to a dentist this can be addressed as soon as possible to help relieve you of the pain.
If you have a chipped or broken tooth it is also important that you seek professional dental care as soon as possible, as this can result in pain and sensitivity which can worsen very quickly without attention.
Wisdom teeth are usually the last teeth to erupt and may present themselves between the ages of 17 and 25. They are known as third molars and by the time they erupt your molars and premolars have taken up most of the space in your mouth. This means that there is usually not enough space for wisdom teeth and depending on the position in the mouth, they often require removal. Wisdom teeth often need to be removed to help prevent or treat toothache, due to infection or being impacted.
This is carried out under local or general anaesthetic depending on your dental requirements and your personal preferences and for complicated cases you may require specialist treatment. Speak to us at Spa Dental today to find out more about emergency dentistry in Parramatta.