Causes, symptoms, and treatment

At our dental practice, we understand how frustrating and painful a toothache can be. Toothaches can affect your quality of life, making it difficult to eat, sleep, and concentrate. We will discuss the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for toothaches.

Dental Causes of Toothache

Causes of Toothache

Toothaches can be caused by a variety of factors, including tooth decay, gum disease, tooth abscess, damaged fillings, and tooth fractures. Tooth decay occurs when plaque and bacteria build-up on the teeth, causing cavities to form. Gum disease, also known as periodontitis, can cause inflammation and pain in the gums, leading to toothaches. Tooth abscesses are infections that develop at the root of the tooth and can cause severe pain. Damaged fillings and tooth fractures can also cause toothaches.

Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Gum Disease

Symptoms of Toothaches

The symptoms of a toothache can vary depending on the cause of the pain. Common symptoms of toothaches include sharp or throbbing pain, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, swelling in the gums, and difficulty chewing or biting. In some cases, toothaches can also cause headaches, fever, and earaches.

Treatment Options for Toothaches

The treatment options for toothaches depend on the cause of the pain. In cases of tooth decay, a dental filling or crown may be necessary to repair the damaged tooth. If gum disease is the cause of the toothache, a deep cleaning or periodontal treatment may be necessary to remove the bacteria and plaque from the gums. Tooth abscesses may require a root canal or tooth extraction. Damaged fillings and tooth fractures can often be repaired with dental bonding or a dental crown.

Preventing Toothaches

Preventing toothaches is essential for maintaining good oral health. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily can also help prevent tooth decay and gum disease. Avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks can also help prevent tooth decay.

Maintain Good Oral Health

At our dental practice, we understand the importance of maintaining good oral health and preventing toothaches. If you are experiencing a toothache, it is essential to schedule an appointment with our office as soon as possible to receive the appropriate treatment. We hope this article has provided you with valuable information about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for toothaches. Call (03) 9878 3233 for an appointment.

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Payment Options / Plans

Payment plans are essentially loans, which can support you in managing the high cost of dental treatment. Rather than paying for your dental work in an upfront lumpsum, a payment plan allows you to pay in instalments over a period of time. We have onboard, payment plan service providers who will make your payment plan’s instalments even more affordable.

There are several payment options available at our surgery including Cash, Cheque, EFTPOS, Credit Card, HICAPS, AMEX and Direct Deposit.

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