There are many types of dental pain that patients may experience. When you attend our practice with pain a dentist will typically ask you questions like this:
> How long have you had your toothache?
> Is your toothache triggered by eating and drinking or does it come on spontaneously?
> Does it keep you awake at night?
> Does it wake you up at night?
> Is it relieved by analgesics/pain killers?
> How long does the pain last?
> Does anything relieve the pain?
> Can you identify which tooth is causing the pain or is it only generalised pain?
Your answers to these questions, along with examination of your mouth and the taking of x-rays (if needed) will help your dentist achieve a diagnosis and then establish an appropriate plan for your treatment. This may involve the placement or replacement of a filling, placing varnish on exposed root surfaces or build up of warn teeth. More advanced problems that can’t be reversed would then likely require root canal treatment or extraction.
If you need to make an appointment with our lovely team please contact us on 01248 787878 to make a booking.