There can be few things worse that toothache! Prompt effective treatment is essential but unfortunately many patients come to our practice for second opinions because they are still in pain and the original dentist did not cure it. The reason for this is in the diagnosis. Some causes of toothache are obvious and easy to treat but many are not so obvious and lead to a less experienced dentist either failing to relieve the pain or worse still treating the wrong tooth. In many cases we see patients presenting in severe pain who have had root canal therapy and even teeth extracted when actually a simple adjustment to their bite is all that was needed. Accurate diagnosis of toothache followed by prompt treatment is a core value of our practice.