Dental pain can come in many shapes and sizes and various levels of agony. Decay can leave the tooth very painful when exposed to varying temperatures and needs to be worked on by your dentist. More intense pain can come from a knocked out tooth or an abscess and these will need immediate treatment. The eruption of wisdom teeth can also be very painful just prior to them breaking through the gums; ulcers, a chipped tooth or the loss of a fitting can also cause discomfort in your mouth. In all cases such as these, of course they need working on but some can be soothed by painkillers or herbal products until your dentist is available. But dental pain can also arise after a procedure has been carried out; the removal of a wisdom tooth can be very spiteful, as with any tooth that needs to come out. Procedures such as root canal treatment, fillings, and the fitting of a dental implant can also leave your mouth sore and bruised afterwards. If you understand the nature of dental pain and how it can affect you, you can have a few products in the house you can take should anything go wrong. Get in touch with Clifton Dental for more information about what to do when pain strikes.