No matter how conscientious you are about your oral care routine, at some point in your life you will probably experience the discomfort of a toothache. You may experience intermittent sharp pain when biting down on foods or find your teeth and gums are extra sensitive when eating or drinking hot or cold foods. On the other hand, you may have a throbbing, incessant pain, which could indicate an infection. This needs to be taken care of as quickly as possible!
With this in mind, possible causes of a toothache include;
- A cavity or a cracked tooth
- Receding gums
- Thinning of tooth enamel
- Abscessed tooth
- An infection
- Wisdom teeth
- Impacted molars
- Jaw joint problems caused by tooth grinding, arthritis or cancer affecting the jaw.
What To Do If You Have Toothache
Whatever the type and severity of your tooth pain, it is always best to give us a call and arrange to see one of our dentists. Waiting until the pain becomes worse is rarely the best option!
You do not need to be a registered patient in order to receive emergency treatment at our practices. We offer pain-free dentistry in a friendly, caring and comfortable environment and our professional and helpful reception team are ready to welcome you into our practice.