CDK Dental is located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. We are located at 2/74 Castlereagh Street. Call 9233 4733 for an urgent appointment.
When to Seek Help from Your Emergency Dentist
When a toothache strikes, it can be all-consuming. The pain can make it difficult for you to sleep, eat or even drink.
The reasons for toothache are varied, but without immediate dental treatment, the symptoms often worsen and can become unbearable. A toothache can drive even the most fearful person to seek help from emergency dentistry services.
The expertise of a dentist is generally the only solution to toothache issues. So, the sooner you see an emergency dentist, the better. With proper treatment, the pain can be alleviated quickly and safely.
It is essential to seek help from an emergency dentist if:
- The pain has lasted one to two days
- The pain is particularly severe
- You have a fever or earache
- A tooth has been damaged or knocked out
- Swelling accompanies pain
It is vital to receive the care of an emergency dentist in these cases to prevent infection from spreading to the skull, face or even, in extreme cases, the bloodstream. Emergency dentistry will almost certainly be necessary if toothache is neglected for too long. Dental pain is an indication of an underlying condition and will usually worsen when left untreated.
Dr Karikios prioritises dental emergencies and will treat your condition as quickly as possible.
Symptoms of a Toothache
These can include:
- Swelling around the problem tooth
- Throbbing or sharp pain – which may be constantly uncomfortable or just when you try to bite down or put pressure on it
- Foul-tasting drainage may ooze from the infected tooth
- Severe sensitivity to hot or cold
Causes of a Toothache
Toothaches can be caused by several things, including:
- A fractured tooth
- Infected gums
- Abscessed tooth
- Damaged filling
- Tooth decay
- Grinding, chewing gum, or other repetitive motions
Treatments for Toothaches
Dr Karikios will evaluate the condition, and an x-ray may be taken to assist with accurate diagnosis.
The treatments vary based on the cause of toothache, but may include:
Antibiotics – These may be prescribed if the jaw is swollen or the patient has a fever.
Root canal – If the root is infected, this may be required.
Tooth extraction – If the cause of pain is from a cavity, this may be necessary. Alternatively, a dentist may fill the cavity.
Phototherapy – This is cold laser phototherapy and may be used to decrease inflammation and pain.
Restoration – We can often repair a damaged tooth using a crown or filling.
Are You Experiencing a Toothache?
We welcome patients experiencing a dental emergency to contact our Sydney dental clinic to arrange an evaluation and treatment to restore health and comfort.