Toothache has got to be one of the worst pains there is, so it’s hard to imagine that anyone could ignore it for long without booking an appointment for help from the emergency dentist in Southgate. Yet some people linger in pain for days before they come to see us at Adams Dental.
When we ask them why they left it so long, they say they thought it might go away by itself, that they were scared what the cost of treatment might be, or that they were just plain scared.
The trouble is that severe toothache is a serious symptom and should not be ignored. It’s your tooth’s way of saying ‘I need help. Get me to the emergency dentist in Southgate today!’
Please don’t ignore that cry for help from the nerve in your tooth. If it hurts a lot, it means that whatever is going on has reached the centre of your tooth, the pulp. That’s the soft part under the enamel and the dentin. It goes down into the root and from there into the jawbone and the rest of your body. That’s why toothache can end up feeling like it’s going up into your head and down into your neck, not to mention into your ear.
Booking an appointment
When you need us, we will be there for you. At Adams Dental, we will do our utmost to get you an appointment with the emergency dentist in Southgate on the day that you call. But if you wake up with awful toothache, call early. That way you have more chance of being seen sooner rather than later.
What can it be?
A really bad toothache has probably got some serious decay and infection going on. We will numb the area thoroughly before we touch it, as there’s nothing worse than decay and infection being poked at. And we will make sure you don’t leave us until we have done all we can in one appointment to relieve your pain. You may need to come back for more treatment though, especially if it looks like you may lose your tooth or need root canal treatment to save it.