Tooth pain lasting more than two days is serious.
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If you have throbbing tooth pain or toothache, you might have inflamed dental pulp. The most you’ll pay for an emergency appointment is £99. Patients will only be required to pay for the dentist’s time.
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Only go to A&E if your neck or eye is swollen or the swelling in your mouth is impacting your ability to breathe.
Dental pulp can be inflamed for several reasons like:
Other causes of tooth pain might involve:
Depending on the cause of your tooth pain and the extent of the damage, several treatments might be applicable.
Most common solutions include:
If the dental pulp is infected, a course of antibiotics or a root canal treatment may be necessary. During this procedure, your emergency dentist will remove the pulp, fill the space with paste and cover the rest of the tooth with a crown to seal and protect it.
Tooth pain is an indication that something is wrong. Sometimes, the pain might range from mild to severe, which can come and go. However, it can be disturbed or made worse when eating and drinking.
As dentists, we know that this pain gets progressively worse the more it is ignored, and it can often lead to more costly dental fixes and repairs.
Our advice is to see an emergency dentist as soon as you can.