If you get a toothache, you may be tempted to ignore it and hope that it goes away. You can try this for a day or two, but please don’t leave it too long before coming to see the emergency dentist in Southgate.
It may seem like a chore but coming to the emergency dentist in Southgate sooner rather than later could mean the difference between hanging onto the tooth with the ache and having it removed.
There are several types of toothache, but a severe one that goes around your whole head and into your ear needs to be checked out. It could well be that that pain is the symptom of a serious infection and that you have an abscessed tooth. At Adams Dental, we can help you identify the source of your pain.
If your toothache is a shooting, sharp pain that hits you and then is gone again and it exists in only one area, then it could be linked to a sensitivity in a tooth, a crack or recession of the gum that is exposing the inner parts or the root to the air.
If you have a severe, throbbing pain and your lymph glands or face have swollen up then this is usually a sign that you have an infection from an abscess. This can get rapidly worse so you need to see someone as soon as possible.
Pain when you eat
If you get a sharp pain when you eat, then it’s a fair bet that you have cracked a tooth or decay.
If you have pain that’s been going on for a while, you may have nerve damage from grinding your teeth, from decay or trauma from an injury.
Pain at the back near the jaw joint
If your toothache is in the molars at the back of your mouth, this could be a result of impacted wisdom teeth that have not come through properly. It could also be from grinding your teeth at night, known as bruxism.
Whatever your pain, don’t leave it too late. Book an appointment with the emergency dentist in Southgate and get a proper diagnosis followed by any necessary dental treatment.