Toothache or Dental Pain Glen Waverley

Toothache is a common dental emergency. Because of its prevalence, many mistakes it as normal, a phase that everyone goes through. We at EK Dental Surgery aim to correct that belief, along with raising oral health awareness in the Glen Waverley community.

An aggravating dental emergency such as toothache demands immediate attention. At EK Dental Surgery, we treat all dental issues with care and urgency, more so in cases of a dental emergency. We have same-day emergency appointments available to provide immediate attention.

If you or your loved ones in Glen Waverley have a dental emergency, do not hesitate to call your emergency dentist at EK Dental Surgery.

Causes of Toothache or Dental Pain

A toothache signifies a dental problem that has been developing for quite some time. The pain connotes that the dental issue is already greatly affecting your teeth.

The following are some of the common dental problems that accompany toothache.

Tooth decay

Tooth decay is the destruction of the tooth enamel caused by Streptococcus Mutans bacteria. This is primarily due to poor oral hygiene. Toothache happens when the irritated pulp is affected by something sweet, very cold or very hot.

Abscessed tooth

An abscessed tooth may be caused by poor dental work or severe tooth decay among other things. It is the formation of pus in the site of the infection.

Tooth sensitivity

Teeth can become sensitive when the roots are exposed. Receding gums occur when accumulated plaque and tartar irritate the gums. The exposed roots are sensitive to hot or cold in the mouth


This condition is the unconscious and excessive grinding of the upper and lower teeth. Toothache is just one of its devastating effects. It can also cause flattening of the teeth, fractures, and can even cause loose teeth. 

First Aid Steps

These first aid steps do not solve the problem. They merely provide temporary relief to help you manage before your trip to the dentist.

In case of a toothache, here’s what you can do:

  • Rule out some possible causes by rinsing your mouth thoroughly to remove all food debris. Use an antiseptic mouthwash or a saline solution.
  • Check the aching area for any stuck food. Brush and floss.
  • You can take OTC pain relievers but be mindful of their restrictions.
  • You can also apply clove oil on the area to reduce pain and sensitivity.
  • If there is swelling, press a cold compress to the area.
  • Call your Glen Waverley dentist immediately.  

Toothache or Dental Pain in Glen Waverley

Don’t put off seeing us in case of a dental emergency, as time is very important in such circumstances. A same day emergency appointment is available to relieve you of your pain as soon as possible. 

Toothache or Dental Pain in Glen Waverley

Call (03) 9887 8787 or visit us at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley.

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Charmaine Oberoi
Charmaine Oberoi
Had a wisdom tooth extracted by Dr Lydia Tseng a month ago. Was extremely nervous but she was so very kind and gentle, I dare say I was pleasantly surprised with the entire procedure. All thanks to this super patient dentist. Thank you so much. I might actually be nearly happy about my next visit 🤞🏼😆
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Sudan Chakravarthy
Doctor Lee is a honest professional who treats his patients with compassion and care.
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joanne lin
Our family have already attended the EK dental surgery with Dr. Lydia for a couple of years. Dr. Lydia is our best choice after compared with other dentists, especially on children’s dental care. She is very patient and very professional on children’s noncooperation. She explained the treatment clearly and given us good advice. She is always gentle when checked teeth. She used a lot of strategies to help my son for relaxing and be comfortable while filling a tooth. My son was very resistant to see dentist because he had a bad experience in another clinics before, but Dr. Lydia was very patient and given my son a lot encouragement. I highly recommended Dr. Lydia
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