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Dental Emergency Appointments For Tooth Pain in Currambine

A toothache can be as frustrating as it is painful. Toothaches can make it difficult to accomplish even the simplest tasks.

A toothache is a common dental issue that causes moderate-to-severe pain in or around the tooth. This condition can be caused by bacterial infections or tissue damage around the teeth. A toothache usually indicates that something is wrong with your teeth or gums. If left untreated, it can develop into an infection that spreads to other parts of the body, including the brain, which is extremely dangerous.

If you have a toothache, we recommend seeking treatment immediately to avoid further complications. Dental services are available at Smiles in Currambine to help alleviate the discomfort of toothaches and prevent the spread of infections in your mouth.

Why You Should Visit a Dentist When You Have a Toothache

Although toothaches have the potential to be excruciatingly painful, they won’t last long if they are treated. A dentist can help relieve your pain and prevent infections from spreading to other parts of your body.

Fortunately, not every toothache becomes a health crisis. Nonetheless, if you experience tooth pain, you should seek treatment before it worsens. It is crucial to identify and treat dental infections correctly to prevent them from spreading to other parts of the head and body. A toothache is rarely life-threatening, but it may be a sign of a serious illness that needs immediate medical attention. A tooth that is infected but not treated could spread to other parts of your body, which could be life-threatening.

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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Toothache Treatment in Currambine, Western Australia

Toothaches are no fun. They hurt, they’re inconvenient, and they can stop you from enjoying your life. At Smiles in Currambine, we understand that you are in a lot of pain, which is why we want to help you as soon as possible. We offer a full range of services to help you get rid of your toothache quickly and easily. From emergency dental care to orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, our team is here for all things teeth!

You shouldn’t have to suffer through another day with tooth pain when treatments that will make everything better again are available. Smiles in Currambine will make every effort to ensure that the treatment you receive is the very best. This is made possible by a combination of state-of-the-art digital dentistry and a professional team of experienced dentists. 

 

Our emergency services have become streamlined in such a way that allows us to effectively address every emergency dental situation as soon as possible for immediate relief. We are devoted to providing you with the swift and effective dental care that you need to get your oral health back to normal.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions or browse through below for more information.

Toothaches may be mild, severe, intermittent, or constant. The following signs and symptoms are frequently associated with toothaches:

  • throbbing pain or sharp pain when chewing or biting
  • tenderness or swelling around your gums or teeth
  • tooth sensitivity to hot or cold liquids
  • headache
  • a bad taste in the mouth caused by the infected tooth
  • bad breath
  • fever
  • swollen cheeks or jaw

Several factors can cause toothaches. Often, the pain is caused by some underlying medical or dental issue. Here are the most common causes:

  1. Tooth Decay: In most cases, tooth pain is caused by tooth decay. Tooth decay, in turn, is caused by poor oral hygiene and bacteria in plaque. Usually, tooth pain results from a cavity becoming large and closer to the nerve endings in the tooth. If tooth decay is not treated, an abscess can develop. Abscesses develop when the dental pulp or crown of the tooth becomes infected.
  2. Dental Abscess: The term “dental abscess” describes a pus-filled pocket on the gums. An abscess occurs when a bacterial infection spreads to the surrounding gum tissue. Consult your dental professional as soon as you notice an abscess. Infections that spread to your brain are rare, but they can be life-threatening.
  3. Injuries: Toothaches can be caused by jaw damage or tooth decay. For example, a cracked tooth will develop sensitivity and severe pain when the tooth’s nerve is exposed. Tooth cracks can also be caused by tooth grinding or bruxism.
  4. Gingivitis: There is a possibility that gingivitis is responsible for toothache if the pain originates in the gums. Gingivitis is a gum disease in its initial stage that causes inflammation of infected tissue. It causes swollen and bleeding gums, bad breath, and a bad taste in the mouth. Gingivitis is a reversible gum disease and is treatable with professional dental cleanings. If left untreated, periodontitis can develop. Periodontitis can lead to permanent damage to tooth roots. It may even cause tooth and bone loss if left untreated.
  5. Impacted Tooth: A tooth that has been impacted, especially a wisdom tooth, can cause tooth and gum pain. Impacted teeth either haven’t erupted as anticipated or cannot erupt due to a lack of space or improper positioning. If they press against other teeth, they may cause pain. Moreover, when they emerge from the gum line, they can cause cysts or bacteria to accumulate around your teeth.

Toothaches can be caused by bacterial infections. Infections in the mouth can spread to your jawbone, as well as other parts of your face, neck, and head. As soon as possible, you should see an emergency dentist if you have any of the other symptoms listed below:

  • chronic pain that lasts for more than 24 hours
  • pain when chewing or biting
  • swelling or red gums
  • fever
  • difficulty swallowing
  • unpleasant taste or smell
  • broken tooth due to deterioration of the teeth

To prevent toothaches, make sure your mouth is clean and healthy by practising proper oral hygiene. Brush twice daily, at the very least. Floss regularly to remove bacteria, plaque, and food particles that brushing alone may not be able to remove. Moreover, we recommend getting routine dental check-ups and cleanings twice a year.

Whenever you experience tooth pain, we strongly encourage you to schedule a check-up with a dentist right away. A dentist will perform an oral health check-up to provide oral health care instructions and administer necessary dental treatments. While waiting for your dentist appointment, you can relieve toothache pain using home remedies such as:

  1. Over-the-Counter Pain Medications: In the event of a toothache, over-the-counter pain medications may be able to provide relief. You can take NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) like ibuprofen or acetaminophen like Tylenol.
  2. Cold Compress: A cold compress can reduce pain and swelling. Place ice wrapped in a towel on the affected area for 20 minutes every few hours.
  3. Salt Water Rinse: Gargle with salt water to clean the area and relieve pain. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with one glass of warm water mixed with ½ teaspoon of salt. Rinsing with a saline solution may relieve inflammation around your teeth as it breaks down bacteria.
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse: You can rinse your mouth with hydrogen peroxide to alleviate inflammation and pain. Rinse thoroughly with 3% hydrogen peroxide diluted in equal parts of water, but do not swallow.
  5. Garlic: Garlic is a natural remedy for everything. Garlic’s antibacterial properties can prevent infection and soothe the pain associated with various ailments, such as toothaches. For toothache relief, crush a garlic clove and make garlic paste. Apply this paste to the affected area.
  6. Clove Oil: Clove oil’s antiseptic and pain-relieving properties have been known for centuries. Use it as an antiseptic mouthwash by adding a drop of clove oil to water or dab it on the affected area using a cotton ball.

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Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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