No Pain.. What A Relief!
Pain or discomfort indicates that something is not right and needs to be looked at. If you have toothache or pain it is very important to visit the dentist within the first 2-3 days of the pain starting. This will help the dentist identify the source of pain quickly and provide the right treatment.
By visiting your dentist on time you are not allowing the pain to progress. A big mistake that a lot of people do is to think that the pain will miraculously go away. Or they leave it until 5pm on a Friday afternoon when it has become an emergency and will be very few dental practices open, forcing them to go to hospital or spend a weekend in pain.
If you are very unlucky to have pain overnight or over the weekend the best way forward is to take Ibuprofen and Paracetamol and contact your dentist at your first opportunity.
Toothache is one of the worse pains that one can have. The reasons for tooth ache are many and include: decay, broken or fractured tooth, ill-fitting fillings or crowns, gum disease, trauma, abscesses and expose dentine.
Sometimes the pain does go away but this is not always good news. A nerve dying can be painful for few days and then stop for days or even weeks but when the pain returns is unbearable and is most likely followed by an abscess and swelling.
A good emergency appointment will involve checking the teeth in the area of pain, this is because toothache can be referred so the pain can be at the top but the actual problem may be on the lower teeth or it may be the tooth besides the one you think is hurting!
The dentist should also check your gums and take x-rays. If you have an infection most likely the treatment will start with an antibiotic being prescribed.