Has one of your teeth recently started to ache? Toothaches are very common, but whether mild or severe, they are almost always a sign of an underlying problem, whether that problem is in the tooth itself, a surrounding tooth, or your gums. When you find yourself suffering from a toothache, your first response should be dialing up your dentist and scheduling an appointment.
At your appointment, your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth and look for the source of the pain. It may be caused by a cavity, an exposed root, another tooth pushing against it, or a variety of other problems. An underlying issue in your gums or jaw may also be the cause of your toothache. These are all things your dentist will consider to isolate the issue.
Once the issue has been isolated, your dentist will present you with multiple solutions to solve the toothache. This may require a follow-up visit, depending on the problem they have discovered. In the meantime, your dentist may suggest taking over-the-counter pain relief medications or, if it is severe, they may suggest a prescription pain reliever for you to try.
If you must come back to have the problem addressed, we will be able to schedule you into our appointment at a time that’s convenient for you so that you can get back to your daily routine as soon as possible. If you have any questions for your dentist beforehand or afterward, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office. Our friendly staff would be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about your toothache.
If your toothache persists following your visit, or gets worse, be sure to give our office a call so that you can come back in and have the problem re-examined. Your dentist will then be able to discuss a solution that’s right for you. Don’t suffer through toothaches in North Charleston, contact our office today to get relief.