What is Toothache?
Toothache/tooth pain is the most common chief complaint of the patients. A toothache could be due to various dental conditions that directly or indirectly affect or damage the dental pulp (innermost part of the tooth, containing blood vessels and nerves). Various dental conditions associated with toothache/pain are:
- Cavity or Decay
- An abscess (pus formation)
- Fractured tooth
- Damaged Restorations/Fillings
- Gingival (Gum) infection
- Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)
The severity of toothache/pain may vary from person to person and depends on the type of dental condition. For example, throbbing, lingering, constant/intermittent localized or generalized pain could be associated with cavitated/decayed tooth or an abscessed tooth, sharp severe pain could be associated with fractured or damaged restorations, mild to severe sensitivity and soreness could be associated with teeth sensitivity and gum infection respectively. Again, the signs and symptoms may vary and can not be generalized for all the population.
Emergency Care For A Toothache
In some cases, a tooth may require emergency treatments such as endodontic surgery, which involves the cleaning of the necrotic pulp and cleaning the residuals of the pulp thoroughly.
If the pain is severe and the conditions of the tooth are so that it is a source of risking the surrounding teeth, then the dental professional might suggest having an extraction done. Your dental professional will guide you to the risk/benefits and alternatives of having an endodontic procedure or extraction depending on the condition.
Who We Are
We aim to deliver and provide high-quality and patient-centered dental treatments at reasonable and affordable costs. Our dental professionals and clinical staff ensure to provide a safe, comfortable, and friendly experience to our respected patients. Coquitlam dental group proudly offers dental services using dental high technology such as Cone Beam Imaging and modern dental equipment and instruments that significantly enhance the treatment efficiency and outcome.
Why Choose Our Emergency Care For Toothache?
Our dentists at Coquitlam dental group are professionally qualified and certified in providing dental treatments in their respective fields.
Dr. Kamaei has almost twenty years of clinical experience in providing high-quality dental treatments. He is licensed for offering dental treatments under Oral, moderate IV, and Gas sedation. He also offers Invisalign and Implant services.
Dr. Katz, after successfully graduating from McGill University, Montreal, completed a one year residency from Montreal Children’s Hospital. He has successfully completed several dental treatments in British Columbia.
Dr. Rouhani is certified in providing all types of dental services comprehensively. She intends to deliver safe and pleasant treatments to the patients. Currently, she is also an active member of the Canadian Dental Association and the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.
All our dentists have successfully managed and performed many dental treatments holistically, and will ensure to provide the best quality dental treatments for your healthy and beautiful teeth.
Who Can Avail Our Emergency Care For Toothache?
What We Do
Teeth In A Day (Quick Service)
Treating problems related to Bad Breath (Halitosis) and Teeth Grinding or Clenching, and mouth/night guards, etc.
Geriatric Dental Health
Pediatric Dental Health
Emergency Dental Care
Benefits Of Emergency Tooth Care For Toothache
Prevention From Further Serious Infection
Prevention From Pain
Why Deal With Us
Frequently Asked Questions
What is dental emergency care for a toothache?
A dental emergency for toothache is a dental condition, in which the tooth/teeth suffered from sudden intense, sharp, and consistent pain. For example, decayed, chipped, and broken teeth/tooth. In such cases, damage to the dental pulp occurs and it eventually causes severe pain. Damage could be clinically assessed or sometimes the radio-graphical assessment is crucial to figure out the damage of the dental pulp.
How can a toothache be prevented?
Reaching out the dental health care professionals regularly and having regular dental visits can save us from an emergency condition to a greater extent. It is best to religiously follow meticulous dental hygiene regimens every day. Twice brushing and flossing can reduce the chances of getting a cavity or decay to a greater degree. However, if the cavity is formed already and it is giving you some hints of sensitivity and slight intermittent pain (that means the tooth is still alive and can be treated with less cost and energy), please note that it is best to see your dental professional at your earliest.
Earlier the cavity gets treated, the less the stress you will sense. Make sure not to delay your dental checkups. In addition to regular dental visits and good oral hygiene, slight changes to the lifestyle can also reduce the reasons for having a toothache. For example, chipped or broken tooth/teeth occur mostly due to chewing hard food (nuts, etc). Soda bottle opening and physical trauma or accident is another reason for having a chipped or broken tooth/teeth.
If you have any query, please feel free to contact us via our contact number (604) 931-3133 and email address firstname.lastname@example.org
How is the emergency for toothache managed at our Clinic?
At Coquitlam dental clinic, we treat a variety of emergencies related to teeth such as toothache. Our certified dental professionals promptly perform all the necessary examinations to figure out the reason and make a relative diagnosis for the treatment. Our certified specialists will also perform certain procedures or provide medications to professionally manage the pain.
When precautions should I take till I reach the dental clinic?
If the pain is sudden without any physical trauma or damage, make sure to avoid chewing hard food and drinking hot/cold beverages. Clean the affected area and the tooth/teeth by rinsing with warm/tap water. If the pain is intense, you can use pain-relieving medications such as Ibuprofen, or other OTC medications, but make sure that you are not allergic to the medication that you are using.
If the pain is associated with physical trauma, clean the suspected area gently, tap water, and reach the dentist as soon as possible. In case of intense, an OTC medication can be used.