Toothache Relief
in Ellenbrook

We offer dental emergency services after hours so that no matter when your toothache strikes, we will always be there for you and provide relief!

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Relieve Your Toothache

A toothache is the worst pain you can have. It’s unlike any other pain, and it makes even the simplest things difficult to do.

Toothaches are a common dental problem that can produce minimal, moderate, or severe pain in or around your tooth. When you get a toothache, you’ll usually feel excruciating tooth or jaw pain. The dental pain usually appears out of nowhere. It can be caused by a bacterial infection or damage to the tissues that surround your teeth. If you are experiencing a toothache, you need to get treatment immediately so the problem doesn’t worsen and cause more severe problems.

Why You Should Treat a
Toothache Immediately

Toothaches are usually treated by a dental professional. Dental infections must be diagnosed and treated correctly to avoid spreading to other regions of the face and skull, and maybe even into the bloodstream. Toothaches can be excruciatingly painful, but as long as they’re treated, the suffering isn’t permanent. Your dentist can alleviate your discomfort and prevent any infections in your mouth from spreading throughout your body.
Moreover, while toothaches are rarely life-threatening, they might be symptoms of serious illnesses that must be treated immediately. We recommend visiting your dentist so they can examine you and diagnose the cause of your tooth pain.
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Why Choose
Ellen Stirling Dental
for Treating Your Toothache

If you’ve been suffering from a toothache, it can be challenging to know what to do. You may feel like your only option is to wait for the pain of toothache to go away on its own. But if you don’t treat your toothache right away, it could lead to more serious problems down the line. That’s why we want all of our patients in Ellenbrook and surrounding areas who are experiencing any dental pain or discomfort – including a toothache – to call us as soon as possible so that we can help them get back on their feet again. Even if your toothache occurs after hours, please still call us on (08) 6192 1036, and we will look after you as soon as we can.
We offer dental emergency services after hours so that no matter when your toothache strikes, we will always be there for you and provide relief ASAP! Our team is committed to providing high-quality dental care. If you’re experiencing toothache pain, we can help!
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FAQ'S About Toothache

There are many causes of toothaches. Often, there is an underlying dental or medical problem causing the pain. The most common causes of toothache are:

Tooth Decay: Tooth decay is the leading cause of toothaches. Poor oral hygiene and bacteria in plaque can cause tooth decay. If a cavity gets large enough and closer to the tooth nerve endings, tooth pain and throbbing develop. An abscess can develop if dental decay is not treated. An abscess is an infection around your tooth or dental pulp.

Dental Abscess: A dental abscess occurs when a localized infection affects the surrounding gum tissue. An infection develops when pus builds up inside the gums or teeth and is triggered by a bacterial infection.

If you notice an obvious abscess, consult your dental professional right away. Although rare, an acute infection that spreads to your brain can be life-threatening.

Impacted Tooth: Impacted teeth, especially wisdom teeth, can cause pain in your teeth and gums. An impacted tooth is one that either hasn’t erupted when expected or is a tooth that cannot erupt due to insufficient space or being positioned improperly.

They may cause toothaches if they push against another tooth. Additionally, they can cause cysts or bacteria buildup around the tooth when they emerge from the gum line.

Gingivitis: Gingivitis may be the cause of toothache if the pain originates in the gums. A moderate form of gum disease, gingivitis causes inflammation of the infected tissue but does not result in bone loss. The symptoms include swollen and bleeding gums, as well as a bad taste in the mouth and bad breath.

Gum disease of this type can be treated with professional dental cleanings, and it is reversible. If not treated, periodontal disease can develop. With this advanced gum disease, tooth roots can become permanently damaged and may even cause tooth loss and bone loss if left untreated.

Injuries: Damage to the jaw or teeth can cause toothaches. A cracked tooth, for example, will develop sensitivity and severe pain because of exposure of tooth nerve. Bruxism, or teeth grinding, can also lead to tooth cracks.

Referred Pain: Toothache pain is sometimes referred pain, which means your pain is caused by a condition somewhere else in your body. Toothaches are sometimes caused by earaches and vice versa. Your upper teeth may also be painful if you have sinusitis or sinus infection since they are near the sinuses.

A toothache may be mild or severe, constant or intermittent. A toothache usually consists of one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Throbbing pain or sharp pain when chewing or biting
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold liquids
  • Swelling and tenderness around your teeth or gums
  • Fever
  • Swollen cheeks or jaw

In the case of tooth pain and swelling, it could result from various dental problems, including tooth decay, dental injuries, cracked teeth, loose fillings, inflammation of the pulp inside the tooth, receding gums, or abscesses.

Dental treatment for toothaches and swelling depends on the cause. You might need a tooth filling, root canal therapy, or a dental crown. In cases of gum disease, your dentist will remove any plaque buildup and advise you to brush your teeth regularly.

Keep your mouth clean and healthy by following proper oral hygiene to prevent toothaches. Brush your teeth at least twice daily. Daily flossing will help remove plaque, bacteria, and food particles that brushing may miss. In addition, we recommend you visit a dental professional twice a year for routine checkups and cleanings.

Without treatment, a tooth infection may spread to other parts of the body, including the brain, resulting in complications such as sepsis and brain abscess.

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First Class Care!