We understand having any sort of ache or pain can take a real toll on your quality of life. If at any time you experience a toothache which interferes with your daily activities, you should be treated by a dentist. If you notice any unexpected swelling in your gums or face relating to the pain, you should seek an appointment as soon as possible.
What we look for
At Littlehampton Dental you will first undergo a series of tests to understand the cause of your symptoms. Once we have determined this, we will then provide the appropriate treatment to alleviate the pain. This could include restoring any unhealthy tooth structure, replacing old fillings, root canal treatment, or extraction.
Regular six-monthly check-ups are required to reduce the chance of tooth decay and maintain a healthy smile.
Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease which is caused by a build-up of plaque along your gum line and can be removed by our Oral Health Therapists. Periodontitis is a more severe form of gum problem and may require surgery.
Fractures can be caused by an acute accident but can also be a result of subconsciously grinding your teeth during your sleep.
Tooth damage that is left untreated can lead to infection, in turn causing pain.
Pain relief options for Tooth Aches
In the short-term, a thermal pack to the jaw or over the counter anti-inflammatories may relieve some of the pain. If you’re lucky toothaches may subside after a day or two, however this does not necessarily mean the tooth is healthy. It may indicate the tooth has undergone a short-term change in the inflammation cycle and it is only a matter of time before the ache returns. Remember, toothache home remedies are a temporary solution, so it is important to visit the dentist when you notice any pain in your mouth.