I have a toothache! What should I do?

I have a toothache! What should I do?

There are number of causes of toothache other than tooth decay which is the primary cause of toothache for most children and adults. Other possible causes of toothache can include:

* An accumulation of food and debris between your teeth, especially if teeth have spacing between them
* Infection in the gums or at the root of the tooth
* Trauma to the tooth, including injury or grinding your teeth
* Sudden fracture of the tooth or tooth root
* A split in the tooth that occurs over time
* Tooth eruption through the gums
* Sinus infection that can be felt as pain in the teeth

While it may quite frustrating to have a toothache, it is critical to see your dentist at your earliest convenience. Until you can see your dentist, try these self-care tips to temporarily relief pain:

* Rinse your mouth with warm salty water
* Take an over-the-counter (OTC) pain reliever to dull the ache
* If the toothache is caused by trauma to the tooth, apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek
* Try not to bite any hard food with the offending tooth

If you need any more information you can contact us at info@orionsdental.com

COVID-19 Update

In light of the COVID-19, it is important for us all to take the necessary steps to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and our local communities safe and supported.

At Orion’s Dental, in the interest of health and safety and in accordance with Level 3 restrictions guidelines issued by Australian Dental Association (ADA), we are limiting our treatment to EMERGENCY CARE ONLY.

Our dental practice has always used and will continue to use strict cleaning and disinfection protocols as recommended by the Australian Dental Association. In addition to this, we are taking additional steps to reduce the risk of transmission and to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

1. If necessary, please only bring an accompanying adult to the appointment. All siblings, grandparents and friends should remain in the vehicle

2. Social distancing – If there are multiple patients in the waiting room, please maintain a safe distance from one another by sitting on alternate seats

3. We require all patients to use a hand sanitiser upon entering the clinic

4. We have removed all magazines and newspaper in the waiting room to avoid cross-contamination

5. If you have recently returned from overseas, or have been in contact with someone who has, please ring to reschedule your appointment

6. If you feel unwell (fever, sore throat, shortness of breath, cough), we ask that you please reschedule

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us on

(03) 9390 9872 (Taylors Lakes) 

(03) 9735 7755 (Lilydale)   

(03) 9547 4404 (Springvale)

(03) 5986 4177 (Rosebud)

For more information, please see:

National Coronavirus Information Line: 1800 020 080
Department of Health and Human Services: click here

Let’s all work together and keep everybody safe.

Teams at Orion’s Dental