Your Toothache: Questions We Love To Answer!

Uh oh! You have a toothache, it’s not a fleeting sensation, and you now have to do something about it. On one hand, you think if you just pretend everything is okay, that pain will magically resolve on its own. However, on the other hand, you know perfectly well that persistent discomfort means something isn’t on track with your oral health and it is probably time for action on your part. However, what are you supposed to do, you wonder? What’s really going on? Take just a minute of your day with our Southlake, TX team to explore this common ailment!

Questions and Answers

Question: What’s my toothache mean? Is there some way to figure it out before I come in for a dental checkup, so I know what’s going on?

Answer: You can absolutely make some guesses and rely on your powers of deduction to come up with what you think is happening.

Question: Is it better to just leave the toothache as it is without trying to achieve any pain relief? I’m worried that if I take a pill and then come in for a checkup, it will somehow mess things up. What should I do?

Answer: It’s completely fine and certainly suggested (we don’t want you to suffer!) for you to take a pain relief pill that you have from the drugstore. Over-the-counter relief will help you feel better but won’t interfere with your ability to come in to receive a visit with us. If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact our practice.

Question: When I take pain relief medication it helps but my toothache still feels uncomfortable. Is there something else I can do in order to achieve more relief, while adhering to the recommended dosage for the medicine I’m taking?

Answer: Of course! Keep in mind that an ice pack can offer significant help, particularly if any swelling is involved. Just be mindful to avoid placing ice or anything too cold directly against your skin. Instead, wrap your cold compress in a towel or other linens and then hold it over the area in question.

Question: Does a toothache always mean that I’m going to require restorative care in order to make things better?

Answer: Not always! It could be nothing, it could mean you need to change your hygiene habits, etc. Come in to find out!

Treat Your Toothache With A Visit

Come in to see our team for a checkup and the dental care you require if you are suffering from a toothache. Remember that the sooner you see us, the sooner you can get back to life free of pain and concern! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.