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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore That Niggling Toothache

You might be familiar with that sensation of something being slightly wrong with a tooth but it’s perhaps not quite bad enough to come and see a dentist in Clacton. That niggling sensation can be enough to have you reaching for the painkillers but if you have a busy lifestyle then you might keep putting off that dental check-up. We’d urge you not to as tooth pain is a sign that something isn’t quite right and ignoring it means you could end up seeking an emergency dentist in Clacton and you can guarantee that dental emergencies never happen at a convenient time. Additionally, putting off treatment can result in it eventually becoming more expensive and it greatly increases the risk of you losing the tooth altogether.

ToothacheWhat Can Cause Toothache

When you first develop toothache it is worth just gently brushing and flossing around the painful tooth. Sometimes toothache can be caused by impacted food in between the teeth which is enough to push the tooth out of position, causing you pain.

If this doesn’t work, there are a number of reasons why you might end up suffering from toothache in Clacton but the most common cause is having a tooth that is badly decayed or which has a leaky filling. Both these problems will allow bacteria from your mouth to get deep inside the tooth, eventually reaching the pulp right in the centre. This is the part of your tooth that contains all the nerves and blood vessels and when it becomes infected it can be very painful. Without treatment, it’s possible for the infection to spread right down into your tooth roots, causing an abscess. This is not only pretty unpleasant, but has the potential to affect your general health.

Anything that breaches the outside of your tooth which is the hard layer of tooth enamel will allow bacteria to get into your tooth. This could be through a chip or crack or simply where a tooth has become worn down perhaps due to tooth grinding. One thing to bear in mind is that when the pulp does become infected the nerves in the tooth will eventually die off along with any toothache in Clacton. Unfortunately this doesn’t mean the infection has cleared up and it’s still important to come and see our dentist in Clacton.

Getting Treatment

If you are in a lot of pain then please contact us as we will arrange for you to see an emergency dentist in Clacton as soon as possible. We normally try to fit in patients who are in pain on the same day and can provide you with treatment to make you feel more comfortable. Often a badly infected tooth will need root canal treatment and this can be highly effective in saving a badly infected tooth. Please bear in mind that the sooner you seek treatment, the more likely it is that we can save your tooth. We highly recommend a regime of preventative dentistry that includes six monthly checks and cleanings as this can greatly reduce your risk of having a dental emergency.

If you are in pain or just need a check-up, then please contact Clacton Dental Care to book an appointment with our dentist. If you are at all nervous about seeing a dentist then please let us know as we will take extra care to ensure you feel comfortable and relaxed. Just give us a call on 01255 221001 or if it isn’t an emergency then you can always book online at

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