WHAT ARE MY TREATMENT OPTIONS FOR DENTAL PAIN?
The treatment options available for dental pain are:
Removal of the tooth or Extractions
Gum Treatment or Periodontal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
WHY DOES DENTAL PAIN OCCUR AND WHAT CAUSES IT?
Tooth pain is a condition that can be caused by many different factors. The top three major causes of tooth pain include:
Tooth Decay: Occurs when the bacteria has reached the roots of the teeth resulting in an abscess
Fractured Tooth or Filling: An exposed nerve can cause an abscess as well as excruciating dental pain
Gum Disease: There are many ways gum disease can cause tooth pain, especially if left untreated and it develops into periodontitis
These are the most common, so there could be other factors that may cause dental pain. In order to find out the cause, a quick examination of your mouth will need to be performed.
MANAGING TOOTHACHE, DENTAL PAIN & CRACKED OR DISLODGED TEETH
A dental emergency after hours can be a traumatic experience depending on your condition. First Contact us so we can determine your emergency and arrange an appointment asap. You may have experience sudden acute pain or aching or you may have suffered from a physical accident or sporting injury. Either way, once you have spoken to us there are a few things you can do to care for your damaged teeth and or minimise dental pain or toothache
* Do not consume alcohol or elicit drugs to relieve pain.
* The information on this page is general advice only.
TOOTHACHE & ACUTE PAIN
Tooth, Teeth, Gums and Mouth
1. Rinse out your mouth with warm water to cleanse it.
2. Take x2 Nurofen, Advil or Ibuprofen then wait 3 hours.
3. Then take x2 Panadol or Paracetemol then wait 3 hours and repeat step 2.
4. You can repeat the above steps until you see us, on most occasions you will see us well before you have to do this.
(Note: Do Not Apply aspirin directly to the source of the pain)
CRACKED TEETH (Tooth, Teeth)
1. Rinse your mouth out with warm water to cleanse it.
2. Then put a cold pack or cold compress on the face next to the affected area.
3. Ensure you don’t play with the affected tooth or teeth while applying the compress or pack.
(Note: Do not apply and compress or aspirin directly to the tooth or teeth)
Object stuck in gums, Teeth, Tooth
1. Gently try and remove the object with your fingers or a pair of tweezers.
2. Alternatively, try and gently remove the object by flossing the area next to the object.
3. Apply pressure with a soft cloth after removing the object
DISLODGED OR KNOCKED OUT TEETH
Tooth, Teeth knocked out
1. Gently sit the tooth back in socket it has come out from, do not push it in with force, to avoid touching the root.
2. Alternatively place it between the cheek and teeth, away from the affected area, to keep it warm and moist.
3. You can also place it in a container of milk until you see us.
(Note: Avoid touching the socket with your tongue)