Dental Problems

Learn More About Severe Toothache

Experiencing a severe toothache can be one of the most excruciating sensations. Fortunately, Royal Dental Spa is here to help, providing you with a swift yet safe treatment for your severe toothache in an atmosphere that promotes comfort and peace of mind.
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Dental Problems

Dental Services That Can Address Severe Toothache

Royal Dental Spa offers dental services to help you with severe toothaches and other dental problems.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions About
Severe Toothache

There are many reasons you might get a severe toothache, including:

  • Tooth decay:
    Without proper oral hygiene habits, such as regular brushing, flossing and using mouthwash, plaque can accumulate on your natural teeth. Additionally, food particles may get lodged between your teeth providing a breeding ground for bacteria that leads to dental decay.

  • Gum disease:
    Gum disease is caused by an infection of the gums from not taking proper care of your mouth. Not brushing or flossing allows plaque to build up and turn into tartar, which irritates and inflames your gums that can cause pain.

  • Damaged dental fillings:
    Over time, a dental filling can crack or chip, exposing the area under it to bacteria. It may lead to discomfort and pain in the affected region.

  • Chipped, broken, or fractured tooth:
    Whether you’ve experienced an accident or something related to sports, a fractured tooth can result in severe pain. Teeth grinding and opening bottles with your teeth can cause chips and breaks as well.

  • Impacted wisdom teeth:
    When wisdom teeth become impacted, or do not fully erupt from the gum line, they can cause pain and discomfort.

  • Abscess:
    An abscess may develop when a tooth’s pulp becomes infected. This pocket of pus forms in or around the root of a tooth, causing pain and discomfort.

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you likely have a severe toothache:

  • Bad odour in your mouth
  • Throbbing or constant pain
  • Swelling of the gums around the affected teeth
  • Fever and headache
  • Unpleasant taste in your mouth
  • Pain when you drink cold or hot beverages
  • Pain that radiates to other parts of your face, neck and ears
If you are experiencing severe toothache at home, there are a few steps that you can take to help ease the pain:
    • Gargle with salt water rinse:
      This proven technique can help alleviate inflammation and soothe pain – plus provide added protection against bacterial growth. Simply dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and swirl it in your mouth for 30 seconds.

    • Apply cold compress outside of your cheek:
      A cold compress can help numb the area and reduce inflammation. Wrap an ice cube in a cloth or paper towel and hold it against your cheek for 15 minutes at a time, repeating as needed until the pain is relieved.

    • Take over-the-counter pain relief medications:
      You may take an over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen, paracetamol, or aspirin. These pain relief medications can help reduce the discomfort of your toothache.

    • Avoid chewy, hard, and sticky foods:
      Stay away from chewy, hard, and sticky foods to avoid aggravating the pain you feel. Soft and liquid foods are the recommended options when dealing with a toothache.

    • Rinse your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash:
      Rinsing your mouth with an antiseptic mouthwash can help kill bacteria and reduce the pain from severe toothache.

Normally, a severe toothache can last a day or two, depending on the cause of the pain and how long you wait to seek treatment. It is important to remember that toothache pain can be excruciating and unbearable, so it is highly recommended to visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Your dentist can accurately diagnose and identify the cause of your severe toothache. They may recommend a prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medication or even a dental procedure such as a root canal or tooth extraction. With prompt treatment from your dentist, you can expect relief from the pain associated with a severe toothache.

If a severe toothache is not managed, it can lead to more serious dental problems, such as an abscess or even the loss of the affected tooth. An abscess is a pocket of pus that forms at the tip of the root due to bacterial infection. If ignored, it can spread to the jawbone and surrounding areas, causing serious damage to your overall oral health.

The right way to reduce pain from severe toothache is by visiting a dentist as soon as possible. At Royal Dental Spa, the dentists will assess your situation and provide appropriate treatment options, such as antibiotics, filling replacement, or root canal therapy, depending on the cause of your toothache.

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