We understand the impact of toothaches on your daily life. Our dental team is committed to offering expert care and personalised solutions to provide you with relief and lasting comfort.
What Causes Toothache?
Toothaches can be caused by various factors, such as tooth decay, gum disease, dental abscesses, dental trauma, teeth grinding, and impacted wisdom teeth. Other possible causes include dental fillings or restorations and sinus infections.
If you experience persistent tooth pain or sensitivity, it is crucial to seek dental care promptly to diagnose the underlying issue and receive appropriate treatment to alleviate the discomfort and maintain your oral health.
Treatments for Toothache
Toothaches can cause significant discomfort and disrupt daily life. Seeking prompt professional dental care is essential to diagnose the underlying cause of the toothache and determine the most appropriate treatment.
At Coolamon Dental Centre, our experienced dental team is dedicated to providing expert care and tailored solutions to alleviate toothaches and restore your oral health.
If tooth decay is the culprit behind your toothache, dental fillings are a common and effective treatment. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed, and the cavity is filled with a durable material, such as composite resin or amalgam, to restore the tooth’s structure and function.
When the toothache is caused by an infection or inflammation in the tooth’s pulp, a root canal procedure may be necessary. During this treatment, the infected pulp is removed, and the root canal is thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent further infection.
Root canals are an essential method to save a severely damaged or infected tooth from extraction.
In cases where the tooth is extensively damaged or the infection is severe, a tooth extraction may be the best course of action. Our dental team will carefully evaluate the situation and recommend extraction only if necessary.
After extraction, restorative options like dental implants, bridges, or dentures can be considered to replace the missing tooth.
Toothaches can also result from gum disease, which affects the supporting tissues around the teeth. Our dental team can provide referrals for gum disease treatment in many cases or treat minor cases.
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Relieving Toothaches with Expert Dental Care
At Coolamon Dental Centre, your comfort and well-being are our top priorities when it comes to treating toothaches. Our experienced team uses advanced dental technology to accurately diagnose the issue and recommend tailored treatment options.
Whether you need fillings, extractions, or other procedures, our dental team is well-prepared to address your needs with prompt and effective care.
Home Remedies for Toothache Relief
Experiencing a toothache can be a distressing and painful experience. While it’s crucial to seek professional dental care for a lasting solution, there are some home remedies that can provide temporary relief and help manage the discomfort until you can visit your dentist.
Keep in mind that these remedies are not substitutes for professional treatment, but they can offer some relief in the meantime.
Mix half a teaspoon of salt in warm water and use it as a mouth rinse. Gently swish the solution around the affected area for about 30 seconds, then spit it out. Saltwater can help reduce inflammation and kill bacteria, providing temporary relief.
Clove oil has natural analgesic properties and can help numb the affected area. Soak a cotton ball in clove oil and apply it to the painful tooth or gum. Be cautious not to apply it directly to the gums as it may cause irritation.
Applying a cold compress on the outside of the cheek can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. Wrap a bag of ice or a cold pack in a cloth and hold it against the painful area for 15-20 minutes.
Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen can help manage toothache pain temporarily. Follow the recommended dosage on the packaging, and consult a healthcare professional if you have any underlying health conditions or concerns.
If your toothache is triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and beverages, try to avoid them until you can see your dentist. Stick to soft foods that are at room temperature to minimize discomfort.
What our patients say
“My whole experience was amazing! The reception staff was friendly and very helpful, they made me feel at ease! Dr Aaron was an amazing dentist who is professional and I felt safe and relaxed while he sorted out my problem! They are caring people who is professional and I would highly recommend this dentist! Keep up the good work! I will see yous soon!”
“Everyone working at Coolamon Dental are so helpful & friendly. Dr. Gen is so patient with me knowing I am terrified of going to the dentist. The ladies in reception put you at ease as soon as you come in the door. They are so friendly & have a laugh with you which helps when you are so nervous. The dentist explains everything that's going to be done so there are no surprises. The rooms are absolutely spotless. I now don't mind going to this dentist. Can highly recommend Coolamon Dental.”
“Been three times, three different dentists…all brilliant and caring. The reception team are friendly too. Highly recommend. I’ve always found it difficult to find a caring dentist but each time here I am not disappointed. Keep up the great approach it’s highly appreciated.”
“Shaun and Jenny were fantastic.
I came in for a toothache and they were able to fit me in. I'm a nervous patient and Shaun did an amazing job of calming my nerves and explaining the issue and options and then sorted the problem with minimal discomfort.
I'll be back for regular checkups!”
“The staff here are all very friendly and helpful. The dentist was gentle and thoughtful. As I'm in a wheelchair he and his nurse were also very helpful. I recommend this practice and will go to them in the future.”
“Absolutely the best dental practice I have ever used in the last 20 years. Wonderful and friendly reception staff, especially Serena, who is the model that all reception staff, everywhere, should aspire to. Very skilled dentists who dish out sensible and affordable solutions to dental issues.”
“I’m a very anxious patient but my experience today was amazing. I was made very comfortable and Dr Aron was so gentle and friendly. I will be recommending Coolamon Dental Centre to everyone. Very happy customer here.”