If you get a toothache, you need to visit your Epping Dentist so it can be investigated! Don’t just ignore it, as the pain is a sign that something is wrong and needs attention.
Tooth decay, wisdom teeth and broken teeth all cause pain, and instead of staying in the dark, it’s better for you to discover what is going on so it can be fixed as soon as possible.
Untreated tooth decay just worsens and damages more of the tooth, including the nerves deep inside, and beyond that, its roots. Once the nerves are affected, they can be infected, and the resultant toothache can be very severe indeed.
When the decay is still minor, however, eating or drinking sweet or cold things may be uncomfortable. When it worsens, eating or drinking hot things might be painful, too.
If either of these situations applies, please make an appointment with your Epping Dentist so we can treat the decay while it is as localised as possible!
Erupting wisdom teeth can also cause toothache as they slowly push their way into their position in your jaw. Another problem can occur when one is only part way out and is difficult to clean. Sometimes, one of these becomes inflamed from an accumulation of bacteria and then infected and painful.
If your child is at the age when wisdom teeth can erupt, stay in touch with us so we can monitor the situation and deal with any issues before they become problems!
Broken teeth can cause toothache too. If the break exposes the inner sensitive layer, the dentine, there may be pain or tooth sensitivity.
Sometimes a tooth breaks because its structure has been weakened by decay. Sometimes one will break from having bitten on hard food like a lolly, a nut, a popcorn kernel, or ice. Sometimes one will break if you try to open something with your teeth. Sometimes one will break from a fall or a sports injury.
If you are aware of a break in a tooth, call your Epping Dentist for an appointment as soon as you can and for advice on dealing with any pain in the meanwhile. Once we’ve seen you, we can work out how to best deal with the situation immediately and for the long term.
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