If you have a toothache, you know how terrible the pain can be. Our experienced dentists at can examine you to determine the cause of the tooth ache and provide you with the best ans appropriate pain relief.

What is a toothache?

Toothache is defined as pain around a single tooth, multiple teeth, or one or both jaws.

Why does this occur?

Toothaches can be caused by a variety of factors, including cavities, gum disease, cracked or broken teeth, exposed roots, sinus problems and jaw joint disease.

What are the symptoms and risks of having a toothache? 

Toothaches may be accompanied by shooting pain, headaches, sinus pressure, earaches and neck pain. The risks of not treating the toothache depend on the cause.

What can I do until I see a dentist? 

Until you are able to see the dentist, you should keep the area clean by rinsing with salt water and avoid chewing on the affected side. If you are in pain, you can also take an anti-inflammatory such as paracetamol, unless you are allergic.

What will the dentist do? 

The dentist must determine the reason for the toothache before recommending a course of action. A thorough examination that includes x-rays can help determine the cause.

Need an emergency dentist in Lancashire?

We are a general and cosmetic dental clinic in Preston. If you have a dental emergency, and not registered with a dentist, please call our treatment Coordinator ;  Yvonne on 01772-726932 to arrange for a consultation appointment.