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Toothache – Tooth Pain

If you have a toothache, you know how awful the pain can be. Adelaide Dental can examine you to determine the cause of the tooth ache and provide you with pain relief.

What is a toothache?
Toothache is defined as pain around a single tooth, multiple teeth, or one or both jaws.

Why did this occur?
Toothaches can be caused by a variety of factors, including cavities, gum disease, cracked or broken teeth, exposed roots, sinus problems and jaw joint disease.

What are the symptoms and risks of having a toothache?
Toothaches may be accompanied by shooting pain, headaches, sinus pressure, earaches and neck pain. The risks of not treating the toothache depend on the cause.

What can I do until I see a dentist?
Until you are able to see the dentist, you should keep the area clean by rinsing with salt water and avoid chewing on the affected side. If you are in pain, you can also take an anti-inflammatory such as Advil, unless you are allergic.

What will the dentist do?
The dentist must determine the reason for the toothache before recommending a course of action. A thorough examination that includes x-rays can help determine the cause.

Need an emergency dentist in Toronto?

Adelaide Dental is a general and emergency dental clinic in downtown Toronto. If you have a dental emergency, call or email to make an appointment.