As you may already know, in accordance with the latest recommendations from the Australian Dental Association, and to assist in maintaining the safety of our patients and staff, we have deferred all routine dental treatments and restricting appointments to emergencies and the treatment of pain only (level 3 restrictions). In light of this, in conjunction with Smile Docs®, we will publishing a series of articles called: “What Can You Do When You Can’t Get To See The Dentist”. Okay, let’s begin…
What To Do If You Have a Huge Toothache
Toothaches can be so painful that they can grind everything else in your day-to-day life to a standstill. There are a variety of reasons for toothaches and it’s important to determine what the cause is so that you can get the right treatment. Quite often you end up needing dental assistance, so it’s better to get treatment sooner than later.
Causes of a Toothache
Some reasons that your tooth is hurting are:
- An inflamed nerve.
- An infected tooth.
It is best to manage the pain with anti-inflammatory pain killers like Nurofen. If you can’t take Nurofen then Panadol. It might necessary to take a course of antibiotics to keep everything under control, this can be done remotely through your GP.
If you can come and see us then we’ll diagnose the problem and if need be start a root canal treatment which should take care of the pain.
If you experience a toothache, make sure to call the dentist as soon as possible. Because there are a many possible reasons for toothaches, your dentist will be the best person to find the cause of a toothache and fix the issue.
A great dental team is important to your oral health. Make sure your dental care team has the expertise and experience necessary to deal with any dental issues that come your way.
If you have a dental emergency and would like to schedule an appointment, click on the contact form below or you may call the office directly.