It is never fun having a toothache. The pain can be unbearable and make you miserable at times. Sometimes the pain will go away given time, but other times it can get progressively worse. So when should you come see us at Goodall Family Dentistry? Here are a few signs that will alert you when it is time to come in and see us.
- Swelling occurs around your face/jaw
- Dry mouth or eyes
- Feeling sick due to tooth or jaw pain
- Bleeding gums
- Persistent pain
- Fever or earache
These are the signs to watch out for if you develop a toothache. So many things could be causing your toothache. Whether it be tooth decay, breakdown of enamel, gum disease, sensitive teeth, etc., you need to make sure you stay on top of your pain and come see us right away. If you ignore your pain for too long, the problem could worsen and the amount of fixing that needs to be done to your teeth could grow exponentially. If you can’t come in and see us right away for any reason, here are a few things you can do to ease your pain until it is possible:
- Place ice against the area where there is pain.
- Take ibuprofen or Tylenol
- Consult with your dentist over the phone about other pain relief options until an appointment is made.
Try these methods to help ease the pain and when it is possible for you, come in and see us, and we will fix your toothache and relieve you of your pain.