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How to deal with severe toothache, with a guide from our dentists

10 / 04 / 2023

 

As dentists in Edgware, at Manor Lodge, we understand the discomfort that comes with severe toothache or swelling. It can be an unbearable experience that can affect your daily activities and overall quality of life. That is why we have prepared this guide to help you deal with this issue effectively.

What is severe toothache or swelling?

Severe toothache or swelling is a dental emergency that requires immediate attention from a qualified dental professional. It can be caused by factors such as tooth decay, gum disease, dental trauma, infection, and abscesses.

Signs and symptoms

If you are experiencing severe toothache or swelling, it is essential to know the signs and symptoms to identify the issue early and seek help immediately. Some common signs and symptoms include:

  • persistent, throbbing toothache
  • swelling in the gums or face
  • fever or chills
  • difficulty opening your mouth
  • sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures

Why choose our clinic?

Our dentists in Edgware are well-equipped with modern technology and staffed by our team of experienced and compassionate dental professionals who are committed to providing exceptional dental care to our patients. Prompt and effective treatment is important when it comes to severe toothache or swelling, and we offer the following services:

  • Emergency dental care: our clinic offers same-day appointments for dental emergencies, including severe toothache or swelling. We are available to provide immediate relief and address the root cause of the issue.
  • Comprehensive dental examination: we conduct a thorough dental examination to diagnose the underlying cause of severe toothache or swelling. Our team uses advanced imaging technology to detect any dental issues that may not be visible to the naked eye.
  • Customised treatment plans: our team develops personalised treatment plans based on the severity of the dental issue and the patient’s overall oral health. We use a holistic approach that focuses on long-term solutions to prevent future dental problems.

What to do in cases of severe toothache or swelling

If you are experiencing severe toothache or swelling, it is crucial to seek immediate dental care. Delaying treatment can lead to further issues and permanent damage to your oral health. Here are some immediate steps you can take to manage the pain and discomfort while waiting for your dental appointment:

  • Rinse your mouth with luck-warm saltwater to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria.
  • Apply a cold compress outside of the mouth to the affected area, reducing swelling and numbing the area.
  • Take over-the-counter pain relief, such as ibuprofen or co-codamol, to manage the discomfort.

Filling repair kits

A filling repair kit typically contains a dental adhesive or bonding agent, composite resin material, and applicators. The bonding agent is used to attach the composite resin material to the tooth surface, while the resin is used to fill the cavity or replace the lost filling.

Using a filling repair kit requires following the instructions carefully. Generally, the process involves cleaning the affected area, applying the bonding agent, adding the composite resin, and then curing the resin with a special light to harden it. It is always best to have expert advice from us.

It is important to note that filling repair kits are not suitable for all types of dental problems.

At our dentists in Edgware, we offer prompt and effective treatment, and we are committed to providing exceptional dental care to our patients. If you are experiencing severe toothache or swelling, don’t hesitate to contact us for immediate relief and long-term solutions.

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