Toothache or dental pain is one of the most common dental emergencies we treat here at Comfort Dental Centre Buderim.
What makes it an emergency is the pain and discomfort it can bring. Once the pain becomes intense and unbearable, you can’t concentrate on anything you do. Dental pain can affect your performance at school or work.
The main culprit for a toothache cannot always be easily identified, as there are multiple possible causes. At Comfort Dental Centre Buderim, we will help you determine the cause of your pain and provide you the treatment that will get rid of your toothache suffering.
Causes of Toothache Pain
- Tooth decay
- Fractured tooth
- Damaged fillings
- Teeth grinding
- Abscessed teeth
- Infected or receding gums
Other possible issues that don’t affect the dental pulp but result in some level of pain and discomfort include:
- Mouth ulcers that along the gums
- Sore gums from erupting teeth
- Jaw pain caused by trauma or injuries
- Sinus inflammation
First Aid for Toothache
In some cases toothache can be temporarily alleviated with home remedies, such as:
- Clove oil
- Numbing gels
- Salt-water solution
- Cold compress
- Over the counter pain medications
Clean the mouth – rinse the mouth with saltwater solution. Use dental floss to get rid of any particle stuck between teeth.
Alleviate pain and swelling – take pain medications to reduce the pain. Don’t put painkillers against the gum of the affected tooth. Apply a cold compress against your cheek, over the affected area. Put two drops of clove oil on a piece of clean cotton and put this against the tooth until the pain subsides. Gently bite down on the cotton to keep it in place.
See your dentist immediately – if these home remedies are not effective and the pain or swelling lingers, see a dental professional as soon as possible. If left untreated, a simple toothache or dental pain could lead to a more serious dental problem.
Toothache Remedy at Comfort Dental Centre Buderim
Don’t let the pain of toothache linger. Book your appointment with us here at Comfort Dental Centre Buderim. Your trusted Buderim emergency dentist will do everything possible to eliminate the pain on the same-day so you can go back to your normal routine without any discomforts.
Same-day Dental Emergency Appointment guaranteed!