What are the main causes of toothache?
The most common causes of toothache are
- tooth decay
- an abscessed tooth
- a tooth fracture
- a damaged filling
- repetitive motions like grinding the teeth
- infected gums
If you are experiencing toothache it is important to visit your dentist for a full examination to determine what treatment is necessary. Click here to book.
What Treatments Are Available for a Toothache?
The treatment for a toothache will depend on the cause. If a cavity is causing the toothache, you could have the tooth filled. If the cause of the toothache is an infection of the tooth’s nerve, a root canal may be necessary. Antibiotics may be prescribed if there is infection present. If the tooth is very badly damaged it may need to be removed.
Do I need to See a Dentist About a Toothache?
If you have been experiencing tooth pain for more than 24 hours then book an appointment with your dentist immediately. Call 020 3355 8505 to book.
How Can Toothaches Be Prevented?
The majority of toothaches are caused by tooth decay, following a regular oral hygiene routine can prevent tooth damage and pain. We recommend brushing regularly with a fluoride-containing toothpaste, flossing daily and rinsing every day with a mouthwash. It is also a good idea to visit your dental hygienist twice a year for professional cleaning.
Following a diet low in sugar and avoiding smoking are also ways to avoid tooth decay.