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How to Treat Toothache

A toothache can range from a mild discomfort to excruciating pain and we offer treatment options to solve both

A toothache is often a symptom of a bigger problem in the mouth that will need to be addressed, or the problem may get worse, and treatment becomes more complicated and expensive.

Most Common Causes of Having a Toothache

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay affects patients young and old. The more severe the decay, the more painful this can be as it can start affecting the inner pulp of the tooth or lead to structural damage including cracks and fractures.

Cracks or Fractures

Cracks and fractures can occur from injuries, grinding, clenching or severe decay. This agitation can be harmful to the inner pulp. If left untreated, you may require Root Canal Therapy. Crowns or Fillings can treat cracks and fractures.

Infected Tooth Pulp

Infected tooth pulp can cause severe pain. It occurs when the internal tooth root has been damaged beyond repair. Root Canal Therapy removed the infected matter and flushed the area to remove any infection or bacteria and then fills the area with a Filling Material. This will reduce the risk of it occurring again and strengthen the tooth structure


Treatment Options

If you are in need of immediate attention, give us a ring, and we’ll do all we can to see you on the day to stop the pain. If you are unsure if this is an emergency, our highly trained team members can guide you on what to do and the next step for you to take.

It will also be wise to purchase over the counter pain relief to manage the pain until we can treat the root of the problem.

Record the nature of the pain, location, severity and when the pain started. The information provided will allow us to make a diagnosis quickly and get you out of pain fast. We will then perform a comprehensive exam and discuss the options with you.

Root Canal Therapy

If your internal pulp has been damaged beyond repair or an infection has occurred inside the tooth you may require root canal treatment. Root canal therapy removes the damaged pulp and disinfects the areas before filling the canal with a special filling material. This strengthens the tooth and reduces the chances of reinfection.

Treatment Length: Varying time between a few days to a few weeks.

Tooth-coloured Fillings

Sometimes metal fillings can cause cracking and breaking of teeth and cause headaches. White composite fillings are a reliable alternative to metal fillings and can be capped with a porcelain crown to ensure longevity.

Treatment Length: Varying time between a few days to a few weeks.

Porcelain Crowns

Old fashioned metal caps/ crowns can often appear dark and black around the gum line. These crowns can be replaced with the modern non metal crowns to mask the appearance of the dark line. If designed carefully, the modern crowns can appear so natural that it’s hard to spot the difference between and natural tooth and a capped tooth!

Treatment Length: Generally 2-3 weeks start to finish.


Does it Hurt?

Naturally, some dental procedures may cause some discomfort depending on treatment type and individual pain threshold.

We endeavor to ensure you you are as comfortable as possible during treatments and offer sedation options for those fearful of treatment, so you can wake up to your new smile without feeling a thing!

Let Us Help You in Taking Care of Your Dental Health

Casa Dental ensures to provide the first-class service to a wide range of clientele including local and expatriate patients from young to old.
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