Toothache Treatment Essex
Combat Toothache with our Essex-based treatment
Toothache is not only irritating, painful and very uncomfortable for the sufferer – it can also indicate potential underlying conditions and problems with your teeth or gums which, without proper attention and treatment, can grow steadily worse over time.
Toothache is one of the main conditions linked with pain around the face and jaw and can sometimes be felt, not only in the tooth itself, but in the nerves surrounding the jawline and gums. Toothache is usually caused when a nerve in the root of the tooth becomes irritated and while not all toothache is related to more serious conditions, in some cases it can be an indicating factor of other problems such as infection, decay, or even the loss of a tooth.
One of the clear signs of toothache is when the pulp inside your tooth becomes inflamed and sensitive to the touch. This is often caused by dental decay, which occurs when bacteria in your mouth builds up and ultimately breaks down the enamel of a tooth. When this happens, holes (also known as cavities) in the tooth often develop, exposing the nerves underneath, and causing toothache.
How to know if I have toothache and what the cause is
Toothache can be diagnosed through the pain and discomfort symptoms and visually – with swollen and inflamed gums around the tooth often indicating an underlying issue with the tooth. Understanding the cause of your toothache may require the help of a dentist, however there are at-home remedies you can try to relieve some of the pain before you are able to book an appointment for toothache treatment in Essex.
Some of these remedies include:
- Rinsing your mouth with warm water / salty water
- Using dental floss to remove food wedged between your teeth
- Taking pain killers
How we can help
There are a wide range of reasons why you might be experiencing toothache, some of which can be treated quickly and with various lifestyle changes and others which require more extensive treatment. When you come to Bluebell Dentistry and Aesthetics with toothache, we will work with you to uncover the cause of your pain and will let you know of the recommended treatment to manage the symptoms and ensure that the changes of the pain returning are minimised. As part of our toothache treatment in Essex, we will also let you know of any lifestyle changes you can make to manage future episodes.
Our team also offer emergency toothache treatment in Essex – all you have to do is give us a call and we’ll get you booked in to see one of our dentists as quickly as possible.