London dentists and the effective treatment of dental pain
Dental pain can be very unsettling, not just because it can be very severe but because it can make you feel so helpless. If you are suffering from a really bad toothache, there is little you can do yourself to make the pain any better. This is why it is so important to see a dentist if you are suffering any kind of dental pain. Even if it is relatively mild, it is always a good idea to see a dentist as soon as possible as dental pain often gets worse over time as the problem is exacerbated.
There are many kinds of dental pain caused by many different things. Pain can range from dull, constant throbbing to sharp and severe twinges. This very much depends on what is wrong with your teeth. There are a few things that you can do to make the stress of the pain easier. Over the counter pain killers will help to numb the pain somewhat, but be sure never to pot the tablets up against the area of pain in the mouth as this can cause damage to the soft tissue.
Ice applied to the outside of the cheek around the area of the pain will also help to numb it, although this is more of a short-term relief. The only real solution to dental pain is to see your London dentist as soon as possible. They will be able to get to the root of the problem and carry out any necessary treatment. If your pain is a dental emergency and out of office hours, an answering service on your dentists phone number should be able to give you details of the emergency on-call dentist. If the pain is severe, never put off seeing the dentist, even if the pain appears to be going away as this could indicate the dental nerve is under threat.