Toothache Or Dental Pain
Pain is something no one wants to experience. It can ruin anybody’s day. A toothache for instance can set off a series of unfortunate events. You lose focus and appetite, as everything zeroes in on the pain you are feeling.
That’s why at True Dental Care Preston, we have same day emergency appointments available for anything that causes you pain, including toothaches.
Our goal is not only to stop the pain as soon as possible, but also to immediately distance your oral health from any danger.
If you or your loved ones have a dental emergency, True Dental Care Preston is your emergency dentist in Preston.
A same day emergency appointment is available!
Causes of Toothache and Dental Pain
A toothache is not a dental issue by itself. Instead, it is a symptom of an underlying dental problem threatening your oral health. The pain signifies that the problem has progressed to an alarming state and therefore needs immediate attention.
Below are the common dental issues associated with toothache:
Tooth decay – Poor dental hygiene allows the streptococcus bacteria to thrive in the mouth and attack the teeth. Acid corrodes the enamel exposing the dental pulp that contains the tooth’s nerve. The nerve is the sensory organ of the tooth, which reacts to cold and hold temperature changes. Leaving teeth exposed to bacteria infects them and causes tooth sensitivity.
Tooth eruption – This is common among children but adults can also experience tooth eruption. The appearance of the wisdom teeth around 17-25 years can cause dental pain. Pain intensifies if the tooth is not properly erupting and is evidence of a problematic wisdom tooth.
Exposed roots of tooth – Receding gums are caused by plaque and tartar buildup around teeth. These irritate the gums causing them to recede and expose the roots. Exposed roots are vulnerable to hot and cold food/drinks, hence the toothache.
First Aid for Toothache
First aid steps offer only temporary relief. They do not solve the problem. They subdue symptoms before your visit to the dentist.
- Rinse your mouth with a salt-water solution or an antiseptic mouthwash. Gently floss the teeth for any food debris wedged in between.
- To numb the pain you can take OTC painkillers. Other options are clove oil and numbing gels.
- Do not put painkillers on the aching area to avoid chemical burn.
- Call and see your dentist immediately.
Same Day Emergency Appointment At True Dental Care Preston
A dental emergency is a serious matter. Your oral health often depends on those first few critical moments. How you respond can determine the result of the situation.
True Dental Care Preston has a same day emergency appointment available for your dental emergency. We value time and efficiency as we effectively address your situation.
Trust your family’s oral health to no one else.