Emergency Dentist in London Waterloo

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A throbbing pain in the tooth can be a sign that you may have underlying tooth damage. Caries in the tooth or decay can sometimes give you a toothache. A throbbing tooth pain can also occur if you have an infection in a tooth or in the surrounding gums tissue.Toothaches are usually a result of an infection in the tooth or even an inflammation.The soft pulp that’s present on the inside of the tooth helps to keep the tooth alive and healthy. The pulp contains tissue, blood vessels and nerves. Decay, a cavity or crack to the tooth can let air and germs into the tooth. This in turn can infect or irritate the sensitive pulp tissue and nerves in the tooth, causing tooth pain as a result.
A toothache can often have other symptoms associated with it along with a throbbing pain. Some of the other symptoms include –
• A dull constant ache in the jaws
• A sharp pain when you bite down
• Tooth pain if you eat something sweet
• Tingly or sensitive teeth
• Tenderness in the mouth
• Aching jaws
• Swelling in the mouth
• A bad taste in your mouth
• Bad breath
• White fluid or pus in the mouth
• A temperature
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we advise you to see an emergency dentist as soon as you can. The emergency dentist will examine your teeth and gums, investigate the underlying cause using x-rays or other investigative tools and provide you with the best course of treatment to address your toothache.

Toothache – Causes

Common Causes of Toothache

There can be a number of causes for toothache. We have listed some of the common ones below.

Tooth decay – tooth caries or decay is the most common cause for a toothache. It often happens when bacteria eats through the hard outer enamel layer of your tooth. Bacteria in the mouth are a normal part of your oral and body health. However, if you consume excess amounts of sugar and other similar types of food, this can cause more bad bacteria to be present in the mouth. The bacteria forms plaque that then sticks to the surface of the teeth. Certain kinds of bacteria can produce acids that can lead to erosion, holes or cavities on the teeth. Tooth decay usually looks like small black, brown or even white spots on the surface of the teeth.

Tooth abscess – An abscess forms when the pulp inside the tooth (partly or all of it) gets infected and dies. The dead tissue then forms a pocket of bacteria near the root of the tooth called an abscess. A tooth inflammation or infection can cause an abscess to form. A damaged tooth also can lead to the formation of a tooth abscess if the damage is not treated in time. This is as a result of the hole or crack in the tooth letting bacteria into the tooth.

Tooth fracture – A split or crack in the tooth can result in a tooth fracture. A tooth crack can occur if you bite down on something hard like say ice or a bottle cap. You could also develop a tooth fracture if you fall or get hit in the face or jaw with something that’s hard. In some instances, a fracture to the tooth can develop over time, instead of immediately. A fracture to the tooth may lead to throbbing pain in your tooth and jaw. The tooth fracture can allow things (such as bacteria, water, food particles, air etc.) to invade or get into the tooth, infecting or irritating the nerves and pulp inside; this in turn triggers tooth pain.

Broken or damaged filling – A tooth filling can be damaged in a number of ways – they can include biting on something hard, clenching or grinding your jaw and in some instances even normal chewing and biting. A filling might chip, crack, crumble, wear out or simple pop out of the tooth. The exposed inside of the tooth can have food trapping inside, leading to potential infection and also pain.

Emergency Dentist– Cost of Toothache Treatments

When should I see an emergency dentist?

A tooth pain can often mean you have an underlying infection in your tooth. The infection can spread to the other tissue in your mouth, including gums and bone tissue. We advise you to call an emergency dentist if you are experiencing the following symptoms with the toothache –
• Pain when you chew or bite
• Toothache that lasts for longer than one day
• A temperature
• Swelling of the face
• Red or inflamed gums
• A bad taste or smell in the mouth
• Swallowing difficulty
If your tooth has come out entirely or broken, you should visit an emergency dentist as a matter of urgency. Regular visits to the dentist help to identify serious dental problems and fix them before they cause pain or lead to a dental emergency.

Emergency Appointments
Target consultation to deal with a single issue! Treatment fee extra
White Filling
Price varies by size and complexity of filling
£90 to £160
Price is per tooth and depends on tooth and complexity
from £110
Price is per tooth depends on tooth and complexity
from £200
Chip Repairs from £100
Temporary Dressing £50

Ethically Priced
Our emergency dentist treatment are very ethically priced.That typically result in our prices being very competitive.

Dr.Deepa and Dr. Xenia are very experienced dentists, with over 20 years of dental experience between the two of them.

You can visit our Emergency Dentist homepage to find out what treatments are available to treat tooth pain – please click here.

Whites Dental provides an Emergency Dentist service to patients experiencing tooth pain. Our emergency dentist service is available to all patients in Central London, London Bridge, London Waterloo, Elephant and Castle and Southwark. The emergency dental service includes treatment for a broken tooth, toothache (mild or extreme), extraction etc. We are centrally located in London Waterloo SE1, right adjacent to Southwark Tube station.

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