What To Do When Toothache Strikes

A speedy phone call to our Purley emergency dentist will start you on the road to recovery.

Although confined to a tiny part of our body; when toothache strikes it can feel all consuming and all we want it to do is just stop hurting. Unfortunately, just hoping for that to happen is unlikely to work, and prompt action needs to be taken.

Whether the toothache has come on due to tooth damage, such as a crack or breakage, or is the result of long term neglect of your teeth and gums, the only course of action is to have the tooth looked at by a dentist.

This way we will be able to diagnose the problem quickly and treat it accordingly. Whatever the cause though, taking quick action by calling our emergency dentist in Purley is the quickest way for the pain to stop!

Act promptly

At the first sign of toothache, the first thing that you should do is to place a call to the Confidental Clinic. By calling us as soon as possible in the day, there is a good chance that we will be able to find an appointment for you the same day. Delaying your call in the hope that the pain will go away (which very rarely happens) may possibly result in having to wait until the next day to be seen. Where it is not possible for us to find you an appointment the same day, we will offer advice about how best to manage your problem until such time that we can. Your usual pain relief medication will almost certainly be advisable but we may also offer additional advice too; such as the application of clove oil if applicable.

Prevent further damage

Rapid attention is important not only to relieve the pain but also to prevent further damage to the tooth. A tooth that has broken will be weaker than a complete tooth and is likely to break even further if left for long. In addition to this, broken teeth almost always will have sharp edges which can cut the cheeks and tongue, adding to the discomfort.

Whilst our dental team at the Confidental Clinic will always attempt to restore a tooth, whether through a filling, dental crown or similar; if the damage is too significant, then the only option may be to extract it. Of course we would rather avoid this where possible, although replacements such as dental implants can be discussed should extraction be necessary.

Whether your dental pain is being caused by a broken tooth or decay though, we don’t want our patients to suffer and will do all that we can to help as quickly as possibly. Please contact our Purley emergency dentist on 020 8660 8923 and speak to our helpful reception team for prompt dental care.