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We specialise in providing comprehensive dental care and offer prompt appointments to provide relief and treatment for your dental issue.

What Is a Toothache?

A toothache is a painful sensation or discomfort in or around a tooth, usually caused by dental problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, or tooth injury. The pain can range from mild to severe and can be constant or intermittent.

Toothaches can be a sign of an underlying dental issue and may require prompt attention from a dentist to prevent further complications.

What To Expect At Your Visit

Toothaches can be an excruciating and distressing experience, but there are various treatment options available to alleviate the pain and resolve the underlying issue.

Prompt treatment is crucial to prevent further complications and ensure optimal oral health.


The first step in treating a toothache is to determine the underlying cause. This may involve a dental exam and X-rays to identify any dental issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, or a tooth abscess.

Pain relief

In the meantime, over-the-counter pain relievers such as Ibuprofen or Panadol can help to relieve the pain.

Applying a cold compress to the affected area can also help to reduce inflammation and numb the pain.

Treatment of the underlying cause

Once the cause of the toothache has been identified, we will recommend the appropriate treatment. This may involve filling a cavity, removing a tooth, or treating gum disease.


In some cases, we may prescribe antibiotics to treat an infection or prevent the spread of bacteria.


To prevent future toothaches, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings.

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Treat Your Toothache at Belmont Dental Surgery

Our experienced and compassionate emergency dentists are trained to handle any dental emergency with care and professionalism. From diagnosing the underlying cause to providing pain relief and treatment, our dental team will ensure a smooth process for our patients.

We understand that toothaches can be uncomfortable and sometimes unbearable, which is why we offer prompt appointments to alleviate your discomfort. Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us and get the relief you need.


Frequently asked questions

Toothaches can be a real pain, both literally and figuratively. If you’re suffering from a toothache, you may have some questions about what to do next. In this response, we’ll answer some frequently asked questions about toothaches to help you better understand the condition and what steps to take.

When should I see a dentist for a toothache?

If you’re experiencing a toothache, it’s best to see a dentist as soon as possible to determine the underlying cause and prevent further complications.

If your toothache is severe, accompanied by a fever, or lasts for more than a day or two, you should seek immediate dental care.

Can a toothache go away on its own?

While a mild toothache may go away on its own, it’s important to see a dentist to determine the underlying cause and prevent further complications.

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Tips to Avoid Toothaches

Taking care of your teeth is essential for maintaining good oral health and preventing dental issues. Here are some steps you can follow:

  • Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time using fluoride toothpaste. This will help to remove plaque and prevent tooth decay.
  • Flossing daily helps to remove food particles and plaque from between teeth and along the gum line, which can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay.
  • Using an antibacterial mouthwash can help to kill bacteria in the mouth and prevent cavities and gum disease.
  • Consuming sugary foods and drinks can contribute to tooth decay, so it’s important to limit your intake.
  • Drinking water can help to wash away food particles and bacteria in the mouth and keep you hydrated.
  • Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can help to detect and prevent dental issues such as tooth decay and gum disease.

What our clients say

Google Review

First visit and I was nervous, however I felt very much at ease as Receptionists were calming, and professional. On meeting Damian felt comfortable and he was gentle and caring and Hiliary a competent nurse. Am returning and have no hesitation in recommending the dental practice.

Google Review

I have been coming to Belmont Dental Surgery since around 2 years. They helped fix some issues I had at the start and now I'm always happy to come back for me regular check up, since all of the staff are so friendly & helpful.
They helped me heaps with overcoming my fear of dentist, by being so comforting and all around amazing!

Google Review

My first time at Belmont Dental and I cannot give this practice enough stars. I am always nervous going to the dentist but all of the staff were caring and professional from the moment I made my appointment. I also had the most painless clean in years thanks to the new airflow machine they used.

Google Review

I’ve been seeing Dr Phil at Belmont Dental Surgery for a few years and he has become a great friend. I’m always treated with respect by the staff and the dental experience is always pleasant at the Clinic.

Totes recommend, 10/10!

Google Review

I visited Belmont dental last week a bit nervous about dentist in receptionist I was greeted by a very friendly lady on the way down to my dentist Kevin I had a chat with a very friendly dentist Phil,Kevin put me at ease with his professional approach and attitude I would have no problem recommending Belmont dental to anyone, quality dental service.

Where to find us

Belmont Dental Surgery

171 Belmont Avenue
Belmont WA 6104

Tel: (08) 9277 3837

Public Transport:

There are bus stops (Transperth stop ID 14265 & 14257) directly outside the practice which are serviced by bus numbers 286, 287, 380 and 935.