When it comes to emergency toothache, tooth decay is the primary cause. It affects both children and grown-ups. A toothache is usually the result of bacteria living in a person’s mouth. These microorganisms are forming plaque that sticks to teeth. Acids delivered by the microscopic organisms in plaque can eat through the hard, white covering surface of your teeth. The cavity is a result of such action. Once a person eats something sweet, very cold or very hot and experiences pain on more than one occasion it probably means there’s decay going on the inner side of the mouth.
Various types of pain may occur in such cases: sharp, throbbing or constant pain par example. Sometimes the pain is present only when a person presses against the damaged tooth. One can experience a fever or a severe headache as a result of decayed teeth. Others feel sudden pain in the tooth or jaw, and it ranges from moderate to severe intensity.
If you experience any such or similar pain and if the pain lasts for more than one day – do not hesitate to visit the call us at Dental emergency Cheadle. In the meantime – before you get access to the doctor – you can help yourself at least a bit with the following procedures
Use warm water to wash and rinse your mouth. Carefully try to remove any food particles left in your mouth. Use dental floss. Take appropriate and buyable-without-prescription pain relievers. Alert: do not press it against your gums, or it may cause gum tissue burning! You can also achieve temporary pain relief by using over-the-counter antiseptic benzocaine; it should be placed directly on the irritated tooth and/or gum, but you have to be very careful when using products containing benzocaine.
Contrary to some beliefs, a warm or hot compress doesn’t help. In fact, it increases the level of pain. On the other hand – putting a cold compress on the outside of the hurt area reduces swelling and nubs the affected area.
We at Dental emergency Cheadle can help patients 24 hours a day! After 6:00 PM you can reach us on 0161 428 2355. Contact us and book an appointment!
Call the dental emergency helpline or out-of-hours call on 0161 768 2026
Our highly trained operator will answer your call, take your details and book an appointment
You will be then asked to pay a small emergency call out charge using a credit or debit card.