Tooth Ache Dentists Sunshine Coast

Do you have a toothache? At each of our Sunshine Coast dental practices Avenue Dental offers a same day emergency guarantee if you call before 10am. 

Having a toothache can be one of the most painful experiences of one’s life. What should you do if it happens to you?

The first thing you should do is call for an appointment so the area can be assessed and appropriate treatment prescribed. Teeth that are painful can become even more painful as time passes. This is because infections can become worse, creating more inflammation and soreness. If infection is behind the pain, it can become more severe and spread to surrounding areas. This can lead to swelling of the face, and in rare cases spread into the neck and affect breathing.  More severe infections are harder to treat and can require more complex procedures. If someone is experiencing a lot of dental pain it can be difficult to eat and sleep and the experience becomes very exhausting. Also, if antibiotics are required the earlier you start these the faster the infection will be controlled.

For this reason Avenue Dental is committed to providing same day emergency appointments if you call before 10 am. This enables us to provide you with some comfort and relief without risking things getting worse whilst you wait for an appointment.

Causes of Tooth Ache

The most common cause of a bad toothache is an infected tooth. This is where bacteria have infected the nerve inside the tooth causing the nerve to rot away and die. This process causes swelling in its early stages that is very painful, then once the nerve starts rotting gas is produced making the tooth ache even more as the pressure builds. After the process of rotting finishes, the pain in the tooth can either lessen or can spread into the bone around the tooth. In this stage the tooth is usually tender to bite on and swelling of the face can occur. In an infected tooth, bacteria enter the nerve through tooth decay, cracks in the tooth, or under deep fillings. In most cases it is important to know how the bacteria entered the tooth so it can be determined how well we can treat the infection.

Other causes of Tooth ache can be small cracks in teeth or tooth wear causing the sensitive inner part of the tooth to react to cold or biting. Gum infections around wisdom teeth can also cause pain. Food packing between teeth can also cause nasty and painful gum infections. Infection caused by advanced gum disease is also a common cause of tooth pain. Grinding and clenching the teeth can cause pain. If the grinding and clenching is severe it can cause inflammation in the muscles and jaw joint that can be very painful.

In some cases tooth ache may not even be coming from the teeth at all. The most common non-tooth cause of tooth ache is actually sinus infections. This is because some facial sinuses sit just above the roots of the upper back teeth. When congestion occurs, the sinuses put pressure on the teeth and can mimic tooth pain.

How to treat Toothache,

Once your dentist has sorted through the reasons why you are having toothache and identified any other concerns that might be present you can then discuss solutions. Your dentist will give you all the information on your available options then it will be up to you to decide what is best for you and your tooth.

Call Avenue Dental Caloundra, Kawana or Maroochydore before 10am today to access your same day emergency guarantee.