Don’t Put up With Toothache in South Benfleet
Did you wake up with an aching tooth this morning, or perhaps one of your teeth has been bothering you for a while? If the answer is yes then you should consider ringing an emergency dentist in South Benfleet as soon as you can. Persistent tooth pain means there is something wrong and it is important to get a proper diagnosis and treatment as soon as you can.
There is a very good reason for this, as the sooner you see a dentist, the better the chances of saving the tooth and being able to completely restore it so you can bite and chew without any pain. Ignoring your dental pain until it becomes unbearable could mean your dentist will have no other option than to extract the tooth and this is something they would much rather avoid.
Reasons for Toothache
The main reason for toothache is due to tooth decay. This is where acids produced by bacteria in your mouth will have eaten away the tooth enamel covering the outside of the tooth. When this happens it eventually causes a cavity and you might have noticed the painful tooth initially felt sensitive to hot or cold foods. If you don’t get a cavity filled then the bacteria will continue to eat away at the tooth until they reached the very central part of it which is called the pulp.
The pulp contains the nerves and blood vessels to the tooth and if it becomes infected then it can be pretty painful. At this stage your need root canal treatment to clear out the infection. Dentists in South Benfleet are all too well aware that many people think of root canal treatment as being painful but in fact it should be no worse than having a filling and can provide a great deal of relief if you have toothache.
Sometimes toothache can be due to some sort of trauma to the tooth, for example if you grind or clench your teeth during sleep which may have caused them to fracture or to wear down. Teeth can also split over time, enabling bacteria to enter the tooth where they can cause decay and infection. It’s even possible for a sinus infection to be felt as toothache. Occasionally a tooth can feel painful if it’s been slightly dislodged by food debris in between the teeth so it’s always worth gently flossing around the affected tooth when you first develop toothache just in case this is the reason.
Emergency Dental Care South Benfleet
Whatever the reason for your toothache, help is at hand. South Benfleet Dental Care always has emergency dental appointments available for patients in pain. You can make an appointment to see an emergency dentist in South Benfleet which will almost certainly be on the same day so there is no need to put up with pain. You’ll get treatment to relieve your discomfort and to diagnose the reason for your pain, along with a customised treatment plan that will detail any treatments necessary as well as the costs.
If you do have toothache, call our South Benfleet practice on 01268 793485 to book your appointment today.