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  • Enfield
  • London
  • EN1 3BX
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Tooth Pain: Causes, Treatment, and When to Seek Emergency Care

24 April 2023

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Tooth pain can be excruciating and often requires emergency dental care. 

What Causes Tooth Pain?

Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of issues, including cavities, gum disease, tooth infections, swellings, cracked teeth, and damaged fillings. In some cases, tooth pain may be a symptom of a more serious health condition.

When should I seek emergency dental care for tooth pain?

You should seek emergency dental care if you are experiencing severe tooth pain that is not relieved by over-the-counter pain medication, swelling around the affected tooth, or fever. These symptoms may indicate a dental abscess, which requires immediate attention to prevent the infection from spreading and relief rom pain.

What can a Dentist do for Tooth Pain?

A dentist can diagnose the cause of your tooth pain and provide appropriate and immediate treatment. Depending on the cause of your tooth pain, treatment options may include filling cavities, treating gum disease, prescribing antibiotics for infections, root canal treatment or extracting a damaged or infected tooth. In cases of severe pain, a dentist may also provide temporary pain relief with a numbing agent or prescribe stronger pain medication.

How can I Prevent Tooth Pain?

Preventive measures for tooth pain include maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings to catch any problems early on. It’s also important to avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks, which can contribute to tooth decay and sensitivity.

How can I find Emergency Dental Care in the UK?

At New River Dental we are lucky enough to have experienced dentists and specialists whom can take care of all dental emergencies in Enfield, UK. 

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain outside of regular business hours you can contact NHS 111 for guidance on finding emergency dental care in your area.

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