Toothache

When toothaches occur, they can be very debilitating and impact on other areas of the body.  Toothaches occur for a number of reasons e.g. tooth decay, an abscessed tooth, infected gum, repetitive motions of the gum/teeth, or a damaged filling.  Get in touch with Vard Dental, if

  • You have a toothache that lasts longer than one or two days.
  • Your toothache is severe.
  • You have a fever, earache or pain when you open your mouth wide.
  • You experience swelling in the mouth or face.

The proper diagnosis and treatment of dental infections are important to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the face and skull and possibly even to the bloodstream.

Toothaches can be extremely uncomfortable, but the pain isn’t permanent as long as it’s treated.  Dr. Vard will do a thorough examination of your mouth, review your medical and dental history and take X-rays.  Dr. Vard will determine the root cause of the toothache.  Here are some of the questions which Dr. Vard will explore with you:

  • Is a cavity causing the toothache?
  • Do you require an antibiotic to clear up an infection?
  • Could the tooth be saved with a root canal treatment?

Your medical history is important as Dr. Vard will need to know if you are taking any medication which would influence the way the tooth should be extracted e.g. blood thinners. X-rays provide valuable information about the area around the tooth and the tooth itself.

A dental or tooth extraction is usually straightforward, and the vast majority can be performed quickly while the individual is awake by using local anaesthetic injections to eliminate painful sensations.  The purpose of a local anaesthetic is to block pain.

Dental Extractions

Some teeth are more difficult to remove for several reasons.  These reasons relate to the tooth’s position, the shape of the tooth roots and the integrity of the tooth. Dental Extractions are often categorized as “simple” or “surgical”.

Simple extractions can usually be performed on teeth that are visible above the gum line while surgical extractions are required if the tooth is broken off at the gum line or is not visible.

 

Dental Extraction Aftercare

The most important thing after a tooth extraction, is to keep the area clean and prevent infection.  Expect a certain amount of discomfort after a dental extractions.  Usually, you can manage this discomfort with an over the couter pain medication.  Dr. Vard will always make recommendations which will suit you based on your medical history.

If pain persists, contact Vard Dental as they will always provide an after care service as part of your treatment.

Don't Worry

Vard Dental are known for easing and alleviating peoples’ dental fears.  Because Vard Dental has worked in the local community for many years, you will avail of their experience, knowledge and undertanding that some people have concerns about visiting the dentist.  We will work with you to overcome your fears with a caring, sensitive and kind approach.