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Toothache

 toothache

toothache

What is a toothache?

A toothache is pain inside the teeth or gums and can be caused my many different reasons. A Toothache is when you experience pain, soreness, or aching in or around a tooth and can be a very unpleasant experience. In addition to pain, your tooth may be very sensitive to temperature or when chewing or biting.

Causes

Toothaches are most commonly caused by:

  • Decay
  • Teeth grinding
  • impacted wisdom teeth
  • dental abscess
  • cracked tooth, trauma, stress
  • Sinusitis
  • Heart issues
  • Jaw problems (TMJ)
  • Inflammation after a dental treatment
Symptoms

Toothache pain can range from mild pain to severe constant pain with the following accompaning symptoms:

  • Mild to severe pain – throbbing/sharp/shock pain
  • Swelling around the tooth and gum
  • Sharp pain when biting
  • Intermittent to constant pain
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Fever
  • Tenderness
  • Aching


Toothache pain can sometimes be temporarily treated by over the counter medications such as:

  • Ibprofen (nurofen)
  • Paracetamol (panadol)

If you are suffering from a toothache, you do require dental treatment as soon as possible and can contact our clinic for an emergency appointment with our dentist on 02 86779094, or alternatively see your GP in case of an emergency.

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