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Toothache or Dental Pain

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Toothache/Dental Pain Norlane Geelong

One of the most common dental emergencies people experience is toothache or dental pain. When you have a toothache, your daily activities are affected. Eating can be difficult, causing you to lose your appetite and experience headaches.

Over-the-counter drugs offer quick relief, but relief that won’t last for long.

After a couple of hours, you’re stuck with a toothache again. What you really need is a permanent and effective solution.

Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants offers dental solutions to make sure your toothache doesn’t return. Consult with your Norlane dentist today!

Causes of Toothache

Tooth decay

Tooth decay, when untreated, can attack the surfaces of the teeth. The bacteria in the teeth erode its surfaces revealing the sensitive portions of the tooth. Bacteria in the pulp can cause serious pain.


When you receive a strong blow to your face, the pain doesn’t always go away quickly. Sometimes, the pain stays, and can even be triggered by simply opening your mouth. Cracks in your teeth can run to the roots and develop into cavities or worse.

Gum Disease

The bacteria in the mouth irritate the gums and cause them to recede. When the gums recede, the sensitive parts of the teeth are exposed, resulting in sensitivity towards extremely hot, cold, sticky, or sweet foods and beverages.

Abnormal bite

Abnormal alignment of the teeth results in uneven pressure inside the mouth. This may need the help of orthodontic correction like conventional braces or Invisalign®.

Impacted tooth

When a tooth does not develop fully through the gums, it irritates surrounding nerves, causing severe pain. Common cases of an impacted tooth involve wisdom teeth and other molars.

Teeth Grinding

If you have toothache with no signs of tooth decay or periodontal disease, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a common cause of toothache. If left untreated, persistent tooth grinding can damage crowns and fillings, and wear away the enamel, putting your teeth at risk for infection.

First Aid for Toothache

In case of toothache, here’s what you can do:

Make sure there are no food debris left in the mouth. To remove the food debris, brush your teeth and floss gently, especially in the affected area.

If swelling occurs, apply a cold compress.

Take over-the-counter painkillers, but do not give aspirin to patients younger than 18 years old. Never put aspirin directly on your aching tooth or the gums surrounding it.

Visit your Norlane dentist immediately.

Toothache/Dental Pain in Norlane Geelong

Norlane Dental Aesthetics and Implants is your trusted and experienced dentist, providing same-day care for you and your loved ones in Norlane and the surrounding areas.

If you have a dental emergency, contact us immediately so we can treat the problem immediately and prevent further damage or infection.

Toothache/Dental Pain in Norlane Geelong

For dental emergency care in Norlane, call us on (03) 5278 2666 or visit us at 21 Princes Highway in Norlane.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a toothache/dental pain?
A toothache can be one of the most painful experiences one faces. The pain can be caused by infection from a cavity or a crack in the tooth that exposes the nerve.
What causes a toothache?
The primary cause of a toothache is an infection inside of the tooth from a cavity. Pain can also be present because there’s an exposed sensitive nerve from a broken tooth. Pain related to hot or cold fluids or food items is usually due to sensitivity issues.
How can you relieve the pain of a toothache?
There are several toothache solutions that can help alleviate dental pain. However, the relief is merely temporary, and you will need to seek the advice and services of a dentist. Failure to visit a dentist can result in future episodes of even more severe pain or could even be fatal in certain situations.

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