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I have a toothache, what could be the cause?

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General Dental Care
BAppSc (Orth) Hons (Usyd), DDS (Melb)

There are a number of common causes of toothache which arise with different presentations of pain. Some of these include: An infection involving the nerve of the tooth, usually caused by dental decay that has been left to progress towards the nerve An infection involving the ligament and tissues that surround the tooth, usually caused Read more...

Can a dental abscess affect your general health?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

The short answer to whether a dental abscess can affect your general health is Yes. This is because, although the manifestation is localised, the implications of dental abscess for general health can range from significant to serious. What is a dental abscess? A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth Read more...

How can I relieve a toothache?

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Oral Hygiene and Dental Therapy
BOH (La Trobe)

What causes a toothache? Toothache is pain associated with the teeth, and it is most commonly caused by decay. Other causes of painful teeth include cracks or fractures of the teeth, infected gums, a habit of clenching or grinding (usually during sleep) and increased dental sensitivity. Toothache is a common reason for emergency dental treatment Read more...

Common signs and symptoms of a toothache

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General Dental Care
BDS (Otago)

Symptoms of toothache can vary between individuals but some of the common signs that are reported include: throbbing or sharp tooth pain that is either constant or intermittent pain when pressure is applied to the tooth lingering sensitivity to hot or cold swelling in the gums. What are the causes of Toothache? There are many Read more...

What can I do to relieve a toothache?

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Oral Hygiene
ADOH (RMIT)

Experiencing a toothache and don’t know what to do next? You’re not alone. There are many reasons as to why a toothache may occur such as sensitivity, grinding/clenching habits, loose teeth, abscesses, decay, gum disease or impacted wisdom teeth. Although there are a lot of old wives tails and natural remedies easily found online these Read more...

I have a toothache. Should I see my GP for antibiotics?

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Dentist Melbourne
Melbourne's Home of Dentistry

Earlier this month the National Prescribing Service (NPS) launched Antibiotics Awareness Week, a global initiative to help raise awareness of antibiotic resistance and promote the responsible use of antibiotics. As part of the initiative, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) called on health professionals and patients to take the pledge to exercise care in the prescription Read more...