Toothache is a common dental emergency. Because of its prevalence, many mistake it as normal, a phase that everyone goes through. We at EK Dental Surgery aim to correct that belief, along with raising oral health awareness in the Glen Waverley community.
An aggravating dental emergency such as toothache demands immediate attention. At EK Dental Surgery, we treat all dental issues with care and urgency, more so in cases of dental emergency. We have same day emergency appointments available to provide immediate attention.
If you or your loved ones in Glen Waverly have a dental emergency, do not hesitate to call your emergency dentist at EK Dental Surgery.
Causes of Toothache or Dental Pain
A toothache signifies a dental problem that has been developing for quite some time. The pain connotes that the dental issue is already greatly affecting your teeth.
The following are some of the common dental problems that accompany toothache.
Tooth decay is the destruction of the tooth enamel caused by Streptococcus Mutans bacteria. This is primarily due to poor oral hygiene. Toothache happens when the irritated pulp is affected by something sweet, very cold or very hot.
An abscessed tooth may be caused by poor dental work or severe tooth decay among other things. It is the formation of pus in the site of the infection.
Teeth can be become sensitive when the roots are exposed. Receding gums occur when accumulated plaque and tartar irritates the gums. The exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold in the mouth
This condition is the unconscious and excessive grinding of the upper and lower teeth. Toothache is just one of its devastating effects. It can also cause flattening of the teeth, fractures, and can even cause loose teeth.
First Aid Steps
These first aid steps do not solve the problem. They merely provide temporary relief to help you manage before your trip to the dentist.
In case of a toothache, here’s what you can do:
- Rule out some possible causes by rinsing your mouth thoroughly to remove all food debris. Use an antiseptic mouthwash or a saline solution.
- Check the aching area for any stuck food. Brush and floss.
- You can take OTC pain relievers but be mindful of their restrictions.
- You can also apply clove oil on the area to reduce pain and sensitivity.
- If there is swelling, press a cold compress to the area.
- Call your dentist immediately.
Same Day Dental Emergency Appointment At EK Dental Surgery
Don’t put off seeing us in case of a dental emergency, as time is very important in such circumstances. A same day emergency appointment is available to relieve you of your pain as soon as possible.
Call (03) 9887 8787 or visit us at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.