Toothaches Are No Fun At All
A single aching tooth can have a huge negative impact to your life. You can’t eat, you can’t sleep, you can barely move, you get cranky, and you may even experience headaches. In other words, having a toothache is really a pain.
What causes toothaches?
Most people experience a toothache at least once in their lives. A toothache can be a sharp, dull or throbbing pain. It can happen only when you’re eating, or it can occur in or around your teeth. Some toothaches happen all the time, while some come and go. Nevertheless, it’s important that your dentist takes a look at your problem tooth as soon as possible.
Cracked or broken tooth
A fractured tooth caused by injury or by biting down on something hard can be painful. In fact, if the fracture has made its way to the nerves, the pain can be excruciating.
Poor dental hygiene is one of the main reasons for tooth decay, the main culprit behind toothaches. When food and drink particles get stuck on your teeth for a long time, bacteria and acids start to form, damaging your tooth until they form the painful holes in your tooth called cavities.
Loose fillings or restorations
Fillings cover sensitive parts of the tooth such as holes, grooves and fractures. When these fillings are damaged, the tooth can be exposed to temperatures and bacteria, leading to tooth sensitivity and tooth ache.
When you have red, bleeding gums accompanied by a dull pain on one or more teeth, then you may have gum disease, which can lead to tooth aches and tooth loss.
When a tooth decay is left untreated, the damage can extend to the root underneath your tooth, making it and the surrounding gums prone to infection. This causes the area to be swollen and painful, giving you that throbbing pain.
Book now and say goodbye to a toothache
Let’s get to the bottom of your toothache
We’ve seen patients will all kinds of toothaches and all kinds of dental problems here at Battery Hill Dental. From dull aches to unbearable pain, we can get to the bottom of your tooth ache so you not only will you have healthy teeth, you can have more reasons to smile again.
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FillingIf your toothache is due to cavity or fracture, but the damage is not enough to require an extraction, then a tooth-coloured filling will do just the trick. We can clean your teeth, remove harmful plaque and bacteria, and fill your tooth to make it look health again.
Root canalIf the damage has reached your tooth’s nerves and infection’s already in the root and gums, then a root canal is in order. The infected pulp or root is removed, the inside of your tooth thoroughly cleaned, the hole sealed, and a filling or crown attached.
Tooth extractionIf the damage or decay is too extensive and there’s no other way to save your tooth, then a tooth extraction can be performed.
You don’t have to suffer through the pain
At Battery Hill Dental, your comfort is our number one priority. We can prescribe medication to help you get rid of all kinds of toothaches as well as provide you with the right treatment so we can stop the pain and make your tooth healthy again.book an appointment today