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Toothache

We understand the discomfort of a toothache and offer prompt relief through our expert dental care.

What Is a Toothache?

A toothache is a sensation of pain or discomfort in or around a tooth. It can vary in intensity, from a dull ache to sharp, intense pain. Toothaches are often caused by dental issues such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, infections, or dental trauma. The pain from a toothache can radiate to the surrounding areas, including the jaw, face, or even the head, making it quite uncomfortable.

How Do Dentists Treat Toothaches?

Dentists treat toothaches by first diagnosing the underlying cause of the pain and then providing appropriate treatment. The specific approach will depend on the nature and severity of the issue causing the toothache.

Examination and Diagnosis

The dentist will start by examining the affected tooth and taking X-rays if necessary. This helps identify the cause of the toothache, such as cavities, infections, gum disease, or dental trauma.

Pain Relief

If the toothache is causing severe pain, the dentist may prescribe pain medications or recommend over-the-counter pain relievers to manage the discomfort while addressing the underlying issue.

Treating Dental Decay

If the toothache is due to a cavity or dental decay, the dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill it with dental materials like composite resin or amalgam.

Root Canal Therapy

If the tooth’s pulp (innermost part) is infected or damaged, a root canal procedure might be necessary. This involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning the root canals, and sealing the space to prevent further infection.

Treatment for Gum Disease

If gum disease is causing the toothache, the dentist may recommend deep cleaning procedures like scaling and root planing to remove plaque and tartar from the teeth and gums.

Extraction

In cases where a tooth is severely damaged and cannot be saved, the dentist might recommend extracting the tooth to alleviate pain and prevent further complications.

Prescribing Antibiotics

If the toothache is caused by an infection, the dentist might prescribe antibiotics to help control the infection before performing any necessary procedures.

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Your Relief Is Our Priority at Moorooka Dental Care

We understand that toothaches can be distressing, and we’re here to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Our team will guide you through the process, explaining your options and ensuring you’re at ease during your treatment.

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Home Remedies for Toothache

While home remedies can provide temporary relief for toothache discomfort, it’s important to remember that they are not a substitute for professional dental care. If you’re experiencing a toothache, it’s best to consult a dentist to address the underlying issue. However, here are some home remedies that might help alleviate mild toothache discomfort until you can see a dentist:

Saltwater Rinse

Mix half a teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water. Gently swish the solution around your mouth for about 30 seconds before spitting it out. This can help reduce inflammation and clean the area around the affected tooth.

Cold Compress

Apply a cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a cloth to the outside of your cheek for 15-20 minutes. This can help numb the area and reduce swelling.

Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers

Non-prescription pain relievers like Ibuprofen or Panadol can help manage pain and reduce inflammation. Follow the recommended dosage on the label.

Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse

Mix equal parts of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water. Gently swish the solution in your mouth for a minute before spitting it out. This can help disinfect the area.

Can a Toothache Go Away on Its Own?

A toothache might temporarily subside on its own, especially if it’s caused by a minor issue like sensitivity to hot or cold foods. However, it’s important to note that a toothache is often a sign of an underlying dental problem, and it’s unlikely to completely go away without proper treatment.

If the toothache is caused by more serious issues like dental decay, infection, gum disease, or dental trauma, it’s unlikely that it will go away on its own. These conditions can worsen over time, leading to increased pain, potential complications, and damage to your oral health.

It’s always recommended to consult a dentist if you’re experiencing a toothache. A dental professional can diagnose the cause of the pain, provide appropriate treatment, and prevent further complications. Ignoring a toothache or relying solely on home remedies can lead to more severe issues down the line, so it’s best to address the problem promptly with professional dental care.

What our patients say

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I had the most amazing experience. I was nervous about my dental treatment but when I got here they explained it to me and I was put at ease. The work done was amazing and I won't hesitate to return to this clinic. Dr Zaheer and his team were very professional and caring.

I also found his front desk staff Fatimatu and Frances to be very friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this clinic.

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I had my best dental practice at Moorooka Dental Care! I was very afraid to go to the dentist before I came to this practice. I had a really good experience at this clinic.

Dr Linh was wonderful. She explained the whole treatment and answered all my questions. I also met Frances the receptionist. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend Moorooka Dental Care.

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The whole team are such a lovely bunch of people! Dr Tina and Casey (I think it's Casey.. correct me if I'm wrong) work so well together and had me laughing before and after my dental work. Everyone is really kind here, from owner to reception staff. I know I'm in good hands when I visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.

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Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.

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This is my first time ever to have a positive comment about a dentist.
I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.

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Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks

Google Review

Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!

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Where to find us

Moorooka Dental Care

Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105

Tel: (07) 3848 3193

Public Transport:

From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.

Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.

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