I have a toothache, how can I relieve it? Marbeclinic Marbella
If you have a toothache, the best thing you can do is go to your dentist's office, because a toothache is an emergency, and the painful tooth will not heal on its own. The pain is nothing but a symptom of something that is wrong. Therefore, and to determine the origin of the pain, you need to go to a dental clinic as soon as possible.
If you have a toothache when you are in Marbella or nearby on Costa del Sol, call us on (+34) 951 388 283, or contact us using the form on our website. We will assist your dental emergency the same day if it is an urgent matter, even on Saturdays.
Toothache is also called dental pain and is one of the most common oral conditions. Dental pain can be very intense, and the causes varied, so it is convenient to go to the dentist urgently.
We offer same-day appointments for dental emergency cases.
Toothache may present as a discomfort in the jaw, possibly accompanied by inflammation or swelling and discomfort in the gums. Dental sensitivity is also likely to increase, especially when ingesting hot or cold drinks or foods. If the painful tooth is infected, fever and general malaise may occur.
Toothache can be relieved with over-the-counter pain killers or prescription free anti-inflammatory medications you can buy at the pharmacy, but these will not cure the cause of the toothache and it is necessary to consult with an emergency dentist. Keep in mind that long-term use of prescription free painkillers can cause side effects and prescription medications may be addictive..
Some home remedies can help relieve your tooth pain until you get to the dentist:
Avoid very hot or cold drinks and foods, and very sweet things. Cold can be applied to the outside of the affected area, but analgesics or cold should never be applied directly to the affected area to stop the toothache.
Dental pain is usually associated with the presence of cavities caused by the accumulation of bacterial plaque due to poor dental hygiene. Although sometimes we think that our brushing habits are correct there may be areas that are difficult to clean and only the dentist can detect if there is a problem. That is why it is very important to go to regular check-ups, and do a deep dental cleaning at the clinic at least once a year. It is advisable to combine the use of the toothbrush with dental floss, mouthwashes or oral irrigators, especially for people wearing orthodontics and for those who have implants.
If a cavity does not get the right treatment, it will lead to a dental abscess and damage the pulp, leaving the nerve exposed to external agents and the bacteria in the oral cavity, resulting in very acute pain.
There are other conditions that can cause toothache, for example a periodontal disease that consists of gum inflammation and gum disease. The most common symptom of periodontal disease is frequent bleeding of the gums. When periodontal disease progresses, periodontitis appears, the teeth will become loose and can be lost if adequate and immediate treatment is not received.
A dental trauma, caused by accident or by biting something very hard accidentally can also cause pain. Generally it is convenient to get an x-ray to see how badly the tooth has been damaged and check if there is a crack or breakage.
Stress and anxiety can cause teeth grinding and tooth wear, and pain in the teeth or jaw. This is called bruxism. The grinding often occurs unconsciously and during sleep. The dentist may recommend the use of a night guard to sleep and thus protect the denture against wear.
We attend dental emergencies from Monday to Saturday
Benavente 17, Marbella
Tel: 951 388 283