Toothache often starts suddenly and the pain can vary from mild discomfort to severe. You may have a throbbing pain in your head, jaw and ear that is constant or that comes and goes.
If you have toothache, you should visit a dentist as soon as possible to have it treated. The longer you leave it, the worse it will get. Painkillers, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, may help to reduce pain and discomfort while you are waiting for an appointment.
When you visit your dentist, the type of treatment you will have will depend on the source of the problem:
The best way to avoid getting toothache is to keep your teeth and gums as healthy as possible. You should brush your teeth twice a day using toothpaste that contains flouride, as well as regularly cleaning between your teeth using dental floss or interdental brushes.
Visit your dentist regularly for a dental check-up. It is very common for dental problems to be identified and fixed prior to any symptoms being experienced. This is always the best form of dentistry.
To arrange an appointment, feel free to call our reception team on 0114 2377642 or pop in during our normal working hours.
You are now welcome to book your NHS dental assessment for patients aged under the age of 18 only, or organise a New Patient Assessment for adults which costs £65 including any X-rays that are required. Contact us on 0114 2377642 for further information.