Sensitive Teeth

If you are experiencing sharp pains when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, it could be caused by a cavity. It may also be a sign that you may have sensitive teeth. It is always best to consult your dentist about sensitive teeth. However what is immediately available is soft-bristled brushes and specialist sensitive toothpaste.

Experiencing toothache can be a distressing ordeal, but understanding its causes and taking appropriate action can provide relief. Here’s what to consider when faced with tooth pain:

Dealing with Sensitive Teeth

Sharp pains triggered by hot or cold foods may indicate a cavity or sensitivity. Consulting your dentist is crucial for proper diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, opt for soft-bristled brushes and specialized sensitive toothpaste for temporary relief.

Addressing Sharp and Prolonged Pain

Toothaches can escalate if left untreated, leading to increased discomfort. While the prospect of tooth removal may seem daunting, it’s often not the only solution. Timely diagnosis is key to effective management.

Taking Prompt Action

Persistent tooth soreness exceeding two days warrants a dental consultation. Decay that penetrates the enamel to the nerves can cause excruciating pain. Our clinicians at Y Bont Faen Dental Centre understand dental phobias and employ relaxation techniques for a comfortable experience.

Seeking Professional Advice

For comprehensive guidance, rely on a qualified dentist. Through examination and X-rays, they’ll pinpoint issues like decay or gum disease. Treatment may involve prescribed pain relievers, antibiotics, or, in severe cases, a root canal procedure to prevent further infection.

Temporary Pain Alleviation

While awaiting dental care, consider these temporary measures:

  • Over-the-counter painkillers like paracetamol, following dosage instructions.
  • Rinsing with saltwater to alleviate discomfort.
  • Maintaining diligent dental hygiene, including brushing and flossing.
  • Utilising soft-bristled brushes and toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  • Applying an ice pack to the affected area for pain relief.


Remember, while these methods offer interim relief, consulting a dentist remains crucial for long-term management and alleviation of toothache. Contact us to book an appointment to help you.