Anyone who has ever experienced an extreme toothache knows how painful they can be. My Family Dentist understand that the severity of the pain can make it an emergency situation that must be addressed immediately.
We will create the time to set up an immediate appointment with someone experiencing extreme tooth pain.
At your first appointment, we will examine the area experiencing pain to discover the cause and outline the best treatment plan; this may require an x-ray and testing the tooth. Solving the pain and the problem for the long-term may require subsequent visits, depending on what is causing the pain.
If the pain is severe, we can provide instant relief via anesthetics. To control the pain after you have left the dentist, we can prescribe pain medication. In some cases, over the counter pain medications (such as Panadol) may be sufficient.
Prevention is better than a cure.
Severe pain is often indicative of a more serious problem that could have been prevented. Toothaches do not happen overnight, most frequently toothaches are the result of slow and ongoing tooth decay. To prevent severe pain, we suggest scheduling regular annual or biannual visits to your dentist. These will prevent tooth decay from regular cleaning and filling in cavities before decay becomes large and significantly damaging. If you experience nagging toothaches, schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. The tooth decay will advance and with it, the pain. Prevent pain and poor oral health with regular visits to your dentist.