Toothache has got to be one of the most painful things that can happen to a body. Maybe it’s because it’s in your head, but this is a pain that can make it almost impossible to soldier on. It gets into your ears and down your neck and nowhere is comfortable. If you have toothache, don’t wait, book an appointment to see your emergency dentist in Southgate.
The reasons why we urge you to call as soon as you can after waking up with a toothache is that, at Adams Dental, we want to be able to make sure you see the emergency dentist in Southgate on the same day as you call for an appointment. And obviously, the earlier in the day you call, the more likely that is to happen.
What is causing your toothache?
Very often, toothache is the symptom of a severe infection. This is when bacterial plaque, that sticky film that builds up on the teeth and gives off acids, has eaten its way through the enamel of your teeth. Once there’s a hole in the enamel, it opens the way for more bacteria to get into the pulp of your teeth and cause an infection. You have got nerves in the roots of your teeth so they transmit incredible amounts of pain to signal to your that there’s a desperate battle going on between your body and those invading bacteria.
Don’t ignore this pain and hope it will go away. Infections can lead to abscesses, which are swellings caused by a build-up of pus. They need to be drained. If you leave an abscess, which often build up at the base of the infected tooth, under the gum, then there is a good chance you may lose the tooth.
Hang on to your teeth
The emergency dentist in Southgate will do their very best to make sure that you hang on to that infected tooth. After draining the abscess, they may need to cleaning out infected material in the tooth root and then fill it with something else. This is what we mean by root canal therapy. We then seal in the root and you get to keep your tooth.