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Toothache Care

Toothache Care Orange, NSW

Are you experiencing a toothache in the Orange, NWS area? Hitek Family Dental Care can help! A toothache may indicate anything from a bit of debris lodged against a tooth to a serious infection. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with warm water to clean it, then gently floss to remove any remaining debris. Never use a sharp object to remove anything stuck between your teeth, and be sure to avoid placing aspirin directly against your gums—the dissolving pill can cause substantial damage to your gum tissue. If the pain persists, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Opp as it may indicate an infection.

When Should You See a Dentist About Your Toothache?

If your toothache persists for more than 2 days or is accompanied by other symptoms such as hot / cold sensitivity, headache, fever or extreme discomfort opening and closing your mouth. Addressing toothaches head on is important not only for your oral health but also for your overall health as infections that start in your mouth can make their way into your bloodstream and even become lift threatening if left untreated.

What Treatments are Used for Toothaches

If your toothache is caused by decay and the decay has not reached the root of your tooth, our dentists will clean out the decay and fill the cavity. We have number of options available for fillings that match the colour and look of your existing tooth. If the decay has become so severe the it has reached the root of the tooth or pulp, the tooth will need a root canal, a process where the root of the tooth is cleaned out of decay. If the toothache isn’t really a toothache at all and is really being caused by your gums, it may mean periodontal disease also known as gum disease. For early signs of gum disease we have treatments available that will help to remove the decay under your gums.

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