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Mouth Pain & Swelling Reduction

If you are experiencing painful toothache or have suffered a dental injury, at Gosforth Dental Surgery we provide emergency same-day appointments.

Toothache may not be life threatening, but it can have a massive impact on your daily routine. Traditional soothers, like oil of cloves and over-the-counter pain killers, may offer temporary comfort, but an early Newcastle emergency dentist appointment is your first step towards lasting pain relief. Though toothache is normally due to tooth decay, it can also be caused by sensitivity, tooth-grinding during sleep, abscesses and problems with fillings.

Usually a swelling occurs because of an infection. There might be a slight infection in your teeth or gum tissue, or there might even be large abscess that has to be drained. An infected swelling would usually feel quite tender and warm to the touch. You should call Gosforth Dental Surgery immediately so you can be accurately diagnosed by your dentist. After checking your teeth and gums thoroughly, an appropriate treatment and any necessary medications will be prescribed.

Mouth Pain & Swelling Reduction in Newcastle

Causes and treatment of toothache

Toothache can occur in the teeth and around the jaws and is caused by a number of different dental issues. Usually, the pain begins suddenly, and can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. It can come and go, but it can also be constant, and made worse by eating or drinking.

Toothache occurs when the nerve inside the tooth “dental pulp” becomes inflamed. The nerve can become inflamed for a number of reasons, including: bacterial infection, decay, a cracked tooth, or broken fillings. Other reasons for toothache that don’t involve the dental pulp include: ulcers on the gums, sinus inflammation, eruption of wisdom teeth, impacted wisdom teeth.

The treatment of toothache depends on the cause of the pain. First, the dentist will examine your mouth during your initial consultation at Gosforth Dental Surgery. We might need to take an x-ray of your teeth to help identify the issue. If the toothache is a result of tooth decay, the decay will be removed and replaced with a filling. If your toothache is due to a broken or loose filling, the damaged filling will be replaced, removing any decay during the procedure.

If the dental pulp is infected, a course of antibiotics or root canal treatment may be necessary. During this procedure your dentist at our Newcastle Dental Practice will remove the pulp, fill the space with paste and cover the rest of the tooth with a crown to seal and protect it.

Frequently asked questions

Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot oral health problems early on when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. If you have any of the following signs, please contact us to arrange an appointment with one of our dentists at Gosforth Dental Surgery:

  • Your teeth are sensitive too hot or cold
  • You don’t like the way your teeth look
  • Your gums are swollen or they bleed when you brush or floss
  • You have persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth
  • You have pain or swelling in your mouth, face or neck
  • You have difficulty chewing or swallowing
  • You have a family history of gum disease or tooth decay
  • Your mouth is often dry

Yes. Even if you don’t have any symptoms, you can still have oral health problems that only a dentist can diagnose. Regular dental visits at our Newcastle Dental Practice will also help prevent problems from developing. Keeping your mouth healthy is an essential piece of your overall health.