Toothache or Dental Pain

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322 Vincent St, Leederville

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Toothache refers to pain in and around the teeth and jaws, that is usually caused by tooth decay.
A toothache is caused when the nerve of a tooth is irritated, but several other factors can cause tooth pain.

Risk factors for toothache or jaw pain include:

  • dental infection
  • gum disease
  • plaque
  • decay
  • injury
  • cracked teeth
  • poorly placed fillings or crowns
  • failing or leaking fillings or crowns
  • tooth loss
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
  • dental infection
  • gum disease
  • plaque
  • decay
  • injury
  • cracked teeth
  • poorly placed fillings or crowns
  • failing or leaking fillings or crowns
  • tooth loss
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea
toothache or dental pain leederville
There are instances, however, where pain originating from outside the mouth spreads out to the mouth, giving the impression that the pain is from the tooth. This often occurs when there is a problem in the jaw (temporomandibular joint disorder), ears, nerves, or sinuses.

Heart problems can also give a sensation of dental pain. Pregnancy can also be a risk for dental problems that lead to pain. Due to fluctuating hormone levels during pregnancy, gingivitis and tooth decay can set in.

Symptoms of Toothache

  • Dental pain that may be sharp, throbbing, or constant. In some cases, pain results only when pressure is applied to the tooth
  • Swelling around the tooth
  • Fever or headache
  • Foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth
  • A bad odour from the mouth

When to See a Dentist

See a dentist if you have toothache:

  • that lasts more than two days
  • that doesn’t go away even when you take painkillers
  • with a high temperature, pain when you bite, red gums, or a bad taste in your mouth
  • and your cheek or jaw are swollen

What Happens During Your Dental Visit?

To treat your toothache, your Leederville dentist will first need to see your medical history and conduct a physical examination.

Your dentist will ask you questions about the pain, such as when the pain started, how bad it is, where the pain is located, what makes the pain worse, and what makes it better.

Your dentist will examine your mouth, face, and neck for signs of complications. If needed, X-rays may be taken as well as other tests, depending on what your dentist suspects are causing your toothache.

Treatments for a Toothache

Treatment for a toothache depends on its cause and severity. If tooth decay is causing the toothache, your dentist will fill the cavity or possibly extract the tooth, if necessary.

A root canal treatment might be necessary if the cause of the toothache is determined to be an infection of the tooth’s nerve.

Bacteria that have gone into the inner parts of the tooth cause such an infection. An antibiotic may be prescribed if there is fever or swelling of the jaw.

Toothache Treatments in Leederville

The most important thing to remember is that pain in your mouth is not normal. If your tooth hurts or something feels wrong, go to your Leederville dentist immediately.

Hopefully, it’s something minor that can easily be treated, but it’s not worth taking a risk that could endanger your health.

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

Call us on (08) 9242 4400 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.

Frequently Asked
Questions

What can I do while waiting to see my dentist?
First, make sure your mouth is clean. Rinse with lukewarm water and gently floss around the painful area to remove any food particles that may be contributing to your pain.

Taking Ibuprofen may help to relieve your discomfort. When treating a toothache at home, place a cold compress on the outside of your cheek to help relieve some of the pain and inflammation.

Is there a way to prevent a toothache?
The only way to prevent toothaches is to practise a regular oral hygiene routine. For instance, failure to brush and floss regularly after meals can significantly increase your risk of developing cavities, which can cause toothaches.

Here are a few tips to help reduce your risk for developing a toothache:

  • Brush at least twice a day, preferably after meals and snacks.
  • Floss at least once a day to prevent gum disease.
  • Visit your dentist regularly for oral examinations and professional cleaning.
Toothache Treatments in Leederville
The most important thing to remember is that pain in your mouth is not normal. If your tooth hurts or something feels wrong, go to your Leederville dentist immediately.

Hopefully, it’s something minor that can easily be treated, but it’s not worth taking a risk that could endanger your health.

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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

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Sun: Closed

PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafe's and eateries within walking distance

LOCATION

Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

Leederville dentist also serving local communities in West Leederville, Northbridge, North Perth, Wembley, Floreat, Mount Hawthorn, Subiaco, Menora, Coolbinia and Jolimont.