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Do You Have A Toothache?

Be it a dull, throbbing ache or sharp, severe pain, toothaches are quite a miserable experience. If you’re lucky, the pain will subside on its own but without a diagnosis of the underlying cause, this toothache will most likely return (and with force). When it comes to figuring out the cause of your toothache, we recommend making an appointment with a professional who can accurately diagnose your particular tooth pain and prevent it from worsening into more serious complications but below are some of the reasons why you may be experiencing these issues.


What’s causing your toothaches?

In most cases, the cause of your toothache is related to your oral health. Here are some of the most common causes for toothaches:

  • list icon Tooth Decay
    If you have a poor oral hygiene routine or skip your dental checkups, bacteria often sticks to the surface of your teeth and accumulates. Over time, the bacteria wears away at the outer enamel, exposing the inner, sensitive nerve endings. If left untreated, bacteria can reach the root of your tooth, which leads to severe dental pain.
  • list icon Dental Trauma
    Any trauma, including your teeth getting broken, chipped or cracked, can expose the pulp of your tooth. The dental pulp contains sensitive endings and when exposed, is put at risk of infection.
  • list icon Gum Disease
    If left untreated, gum disease can lead to abscesses along the gum line. These abscesses can be quite painful, and can cause increased sensitivity and infection.
  • list icon Abnormal Bite
    If your teeth are misaligned, this can lead to uneven pressure distributed across your mouth. Orthodontic treatment will help correct this issue.
  • list icon Teeth Grinding
    Also known as Bruxism, this is a condition that causes you to unconsciously grind your teeth during the day, and also at night. Bruxism is most commonly brought on by stress or anxiety. Constantly grinding your teeth together eventually leads to wearing your teeth down and exposing sensitive inner areas.
  • list iconWisdom Tooth
    If a wisdom tooth is impacted (that is, only partially erupts out of the gums), this can lead to bacteria and food particles accumulating both around the tooth and beneath the gums. It will also place additional pressure on neighboring teeth. These are all factors that can lead to immense pain if your wisdom tooth isn’t removed.

There are certain instances where your toothache could be a side-effect of a condition originating in another part of your body. At your consultation, we’ll be able to root out the underlying cause.

Prevent your toothaches from worsening. Call Purity Dental today!


How can we help you?

Once you visit our dentist, your teeth will be examined to assess the underlying cause of your pain. If necessary, dental x-rays will also be taken to assess any damage to the tooth and surrounding structures. Dental fillings, a deep clean of your teeth and gums, root canal therapy, orthodontic treatment or extraction are all viable treatment options depending on the cause of your toothache and the severity of the dental issue. We try our best to save your natural tooth but in extremely severe cases of infection or trauma, this may not always be possible. In such cases, extraction may be the best option available.

Remedies to temporarily ease the pain

Here are some steps to take that will temporarily ease the pain while heading for your dental appointment:

  • list icon Dissolve salt in lukewarm water and use this solution to rinse out your mouth
  • list icon If in severe pain, swallow a painkiller (aspirin, for example) to ease your discomfort while waiting to meet our dentist.
  • list icon Place a cold compress against your cheek.

At Purity Dental, we are ready to tackle all your dental emergencies. With skilled dentists that have been providing top-notch dentistry for years, your smile could not be in safer hands! Same day appointments are also offered for emergencies. Simply call us at 9540 8900 to make your appointment!

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