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A broken tooth might have exposed nerve that’s extra sensitive to certain foods and temperatures.Throbbing Tooth Pain: Causes and Treatments

Tooth pain and ache is annoying and uncomfortable.

But did you know it can also be a sign that more serious damage is taking place to your oral health and condition?

Typically caused by infections or inflammations of the tooth, the problem can get worse if left untreated.

Tooth decay and cavities are the biggest known contributors for causing a toothache.

30% of adults say they regularly experience dental pain. –

However, throbbing pain is also known to be caused by an infection taking place in the tooth or the surrounding gums.

If you are experiencing severe pain – do not wait. Call 020 8224 7562 to book an emergency appointment.

Signs you need emergency dental care

  • Persistent sharp pain: Serious oral issues like abscesses can cause a significant amount of pain that can be alleviated slightly with over-the-counter toothache remedies. If these have no effect whatsoever, it is recommended to visit an emergency dentist to relieve the pain.
  • When applying pressure there is extreme pain: If you experience agony when you touch your tooth, or when you bite down on it, this can be a sign of a critical cavity or a defective restoration. Either of these problems will require urgent treatment.
  • Bleeding gums/inflammation: If any blood is seeping from your gums that is accompanied by swelling, this could be an indication of the serious periodontal disease forming or the beginning of an infection forming.
  • Bad/weird taste in the mouth: A bad odour that is lingering in the mouth could be a sign that a tooth is infected or seriously decayed.
  • Swollen jaw: If swelling occurs around the neck and jaw this can be a sign that an infection is beginning to spread to other areas in your body. This is usually a serious health complication. If infections spread to the brain it can be life-threatening.

Dental emergency toothache relief immediate tooth pain relief, it is always best to get the problem treated by a professional and experienced dentist.

Whilst at-home methods can be effective for relieving minor discomforts, this is often just temporary alleviation.

If decay or toothache is present it will continue to cause problems and may even deteriorate your overall oral hygiene, state and health.

Our expert team of specialist dentists are on hand 24/7 to provide any form of dentistry you require, from restorative to cosmetic.

Contact us here.

How to relieve toothache at home

  • Wash with salt water to clean your mouth
  • Position ice for 15 minutes to lessen any swelling
  • Chew on the other side of your mouth
  • Take ibuprofen (following label directions)
  • Avoid acidic foods and drinks as well as chewy and sugary foods

Emergency dentists for persistent toothache symptoms

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Knowing when a toothache is an emergency or not can be difficult to pinpoint.

Often when toothaches are dull aches in the mouth can be less severe and are often not classed as dental emergencies.

However, if the pain is unbearable and the toothache persists book an appointment and have the problem seen to.

Serious toothache symptoms that need immediate care are:

  • Swelling
  • Seeping puss
  • Unbearable pain

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Our practice based in East Molesey receives an influx of patients from across Surrey & south-west London.

After being recommended by a friend to visit Gentle Dental Care for a tooth filling, Dr Ali Rifai wasted no time in inspecting all my teeth and recommending a treatment for 3 other teeth that needed urgent attention. – Elie G. Kingston

Conveniently located, we are happy to accept new patients and offer them same-day options to correct and restore their smiles.

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