Emergency Dental Care

At Dentistry on Unley we understand the importance of availability when you are in pain, have a broken tooth or any other urgent symptoms. If you or a family member have a dental emergency, we have urgent care appointments allocated every day and will make every effort to ensure you are seen by one of our Dentists as soon as possible.

Toothache / Pain

Toothaches can come in many different forms; the common underlying symptom is Pain. It could be a dull ache when biting, throbbing or sensitivity to hot / cold. Toothaches will often appear, then disappear but they should never be ignored. 

What Causes Toothaches?

To find out what is causing your toothache you should always visit a Dentist for a comprehensive oral examination. Your Dentist will be able to identify the cause and rule out any possibility of infection, decay, fracture, grinding or injury. The longer you put off going to the dentist the more serious it could become.

The most common causes of a toothache include: 

  • Tooth decay

  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)

  • Gum Disease

  • Abscesses / Infection

  • Facial Swelling 

  • Trauma

  • Impaction (e.g wisdom teeth)

  • Food impaction


Preventing a toothache

The best method to prevent a toothache is to regularly visit the dentist and follow a good oral hygiene routine taken care of your teeth and gums.