The two biggest mistakes that people make when it comes to toothaches are in ignoring them in the hopes that they will go away on their own, and in not seeing them as emergencies to be dealt with in a timely manner. Here at Southern Magnolia Smiles, our 39564 dentist wants you to know that you should act immediately at the very first sign of a toothache, even if it doesn’t seem all that serious at the start.
Toothaches can be sneaky. That initial twinge might be more bothersome than alarming, but the longer you wait to have it treated, the greater the risk is that you could end up with a tooth infection, need root canal, or maybe even lose the tooth. And even if those results were not likely, there is simply no good reason that you should continue experiencing pain when you could be enjoying relief. Our 39564 dentist will take a look at the tooth and then use x-rays to get an up close view of what’s going on in and around the tooth in question. Most often, the source of the pain is a cavity, a loose filling or one that has fallen out, or a chipped or cracked tooth. And if do not have an infection yet, the method of care will be either a filling or a dental crown. Both are relatively simple, although a crown does require a second visit since the dental lab will need to make it to precise standards from the impressions taken by our 39564 dentist. Infections are treated by root canal therapy, which is made comfortable thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and modern techniques utilized. The worst case scenario is the loss of your tooth, which with timely attention can often be avoided.
We’re here when you need us, so call our office right away when you have a toothache. Don’t take unnecessary chances.