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.
In most cases, the cause of your toothache is related to your oral health. Here are some of the most common causes for toothaches:
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.
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.
Here are some steps to take that will temporarily ease the pain while heading for your dental appointment:
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!