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Dental Emergency

At Bright Dental Care, we understand that dental emergencies happen all the time and we know how painful a toothache or painful wisdom tooth can be. This is why we make sure you can be seen and treated as soon as possible whether you’re a registered patient or a non-registered patient.

What is a Dental Emergency?

Dental Emergency is when you have a sudden pain in your teeth e.g. toothache, broken tooth, painful wisdom tooth, broken dentures or any sudden sensitivity to sweets or hot or cold drinks. These are usually the sign of something minor like a cavity, which can be treated before it becomes a more serious condition. From mild gum pain to serious infections and traumatic events, there’s a spectrum of urgency. This is why all dental medical experts recommend that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for a regular dental check-up or hygiene to avoid sudden painful dental emergencies.


Toothache in the teeth and around the jaws is caused by several different dental issues. Usually, the pain begins suddenly and can range from mild discomfort to severe pain. It can come and go, but it can also be constant and made worse by eating or drinking. Additionally, toothache may get progressively worse as time goes on, so it is essential to see a dentist as soon as you can.

Why does toothache happen?

Toothache occurs when the dental pulp becomes inflamed. The dental pulp is made of delicate tissue containing blood vessels and sensitive nerves. The dental pulp can become inflamed for several reasons, including:

  • Bacterial infection
  • Tooth decay
  • Receding gums
  • A cracked tooth
  • Broken or loose fillings

Other reasons includes;

  • The eruption of wisdom teeth
  • Sinus inflammation
  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Ulcers on the gums

How is toothache treated?

It depends on the cause of the pain. Firstly, your mouth will be examined, and an x-ray may be taken of your teeth to help identify the issue.

If the toothache is a result of tooth decay, the decay will be removed and replaced with a filling, if your toothache is due to a broken or loose filling, it will be replaced and if the dental pulp is infected, a course of antibiotics or root canal treatment may be necessary. During this procedure, your emergency dentist will remove the pulp, fill the space with paste and cover the rest of the tooth with a crown to seal and protect it.


When you start to feel pain around the wisdom tooth area, it means that the wisdom tooth is attempting to erupt. The reason for this pain is because the wisdom tooth is prevented from erupting by the front teeth. As such, the wisdom teeth will remain partially or completely below the line of the gum (also called impaction). This can lead to an infection around the wisdom tooth or lead problems with adjacent teeth.

It is important you get in touch with us at Bright dental care in Epping to help you take important measures to prevent the pain. At Bright Dental Care, We provide high-quality and affordable  care. Every part of your visit is guided and monitored to ensure you are happy with the results. While compromising on the price we offer, we do not compromise on the QUALITY of treatment we provide.

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We understand that some patients are nervous but can assure you that our team are here to help. We will listen to your concerns and requirements and do everything we can to make your visit as comfortable as possible. We believe that people should have healthy mouths and attractive teeth for a lifetime, the prevention of dental and gum disease is far less costly than the repeated cycle of breakdown and repair.

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