When you’re experiencing a toothache, trying to figure out the best way to proceed to address the situation can become surprisingly confusing. One one hand, you definitely don’t want to feel as though you’re making choices that turn out to be an overreaction to discomfort. On the other hand, something might be seriously wrong and you’d really like the pain to stop already! So, what to do, you wonder? Think through our advice and you’ll know just how to move forward.
When It’s A Mild Ache
When you notice that you’re dealing with a minor toothache that’s just sort of dull and in the background or that comes and goes, it’s time to address the discomfort at home and to let us know you need a visit soon. Take an over-the-counter (OTC) medication that relieves pain, be careful with that tooth, and plan to see us soon. Call our practice, tell us about the symptoms, and we will be assisting you shortly!
When It’s A Severe Or Persistent Problem
This is an altogether different toothache experience. When you recognize that you’re in severe pain, that your tooth hurts and is also throbbing, or that the pain is moderate to serious and it persists, you need to contact us right away to schedule an emergency dental visit with us. You can treat the discomfort with OTC pain relievers, with cold compresses, and by leaving the area alone. As for understanding the cause and receiving the comprehensive treatment your tooth needs, we’ll take care of the details when we see you.
Let Us Treat Your Toothache
Remember that a toothache that hangs around is one that requires treatment as soon as possible, so we may protect your oral health. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.