Q&A: Dental Pain

Are you in pain at the moment? Are you fine but you’re curious about how pain plays a role in the status of your oral health? Perhaps you’re curious about what you should do if you experience some level of discomfort. For all your my-smile-does-feel-very-good questions and concerns, we are happy to help guide you in the proper direction. Let’s make our way through some common questions and answers, so you feel confident about protecting your grin.

Questions and Answers

Question: Can I assume my oral health is in perfect condition as long as I’m not experiencing any kind of pain?

Answer: Nope. It’s never a good idea to assume your smile is in perfect condition, whether your smile feels exceptional or bad. We always suggest that you come in for your dental checkups twice a year (with your visits spaced apart by around six months). Even if all feels well, this will allow us to recognize abnormal changes very early on, so we can provide early treatments, while preventing damage.

Question: If I experience pain but it isn’t severe (or it comes and goes), should I schedule a visit with you? Or, should I just wait?

Answer: You should schedule a visit with us. While pain does not always point to a serious problem, it is a common symptom of oral health issues like infection and decay.

Question: What can I do about pain at home, while I’m waiting to come in for my dental visit?

Answer: If you’re experiencing discomfort (or discomfort and inflammation), take an oral analgesic. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen will offer relief until we see you.

Say Goodbye To Pain, Hello To Comfort

Coming in for an appointment with our team when any type of dental pain takes hold is in your best interest, so you can go home with a healthy, comfortable smile. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.