One moment, you are dealing with excruciating tooth pain and the next, it seems that all is well and you’re in the clear. Where did the toothache go, you may wonder? Is this one of those instances in which it’s the calm before the storm and discomfort is coming back double? Or, did the problem resolve itself? How exactly are you supposed to know which it is and what you should be doing about the fact that at the moment, you feel perfectly fine? We can steer you in the proper direction.
You might want to think back and retrace your steps throughout your day if you find yourself with tooth pain. Did you do something to your smile on accident? Maybe you bit down on your fork and forgot all about it. Perhaps you were struggling with a sweater and, as you pulled it on, accidentally slugged yourself in the mouth. When you smack a tooth, irritation and pain are absolutely something that can show up and then go away as your tooth recovers. If you can point to a likely cause, this may mean your tooth is just fine.
You may be dealing with disease when tooth pain arrives. As you may already know, discomfort is not necessarily a reliable indicator of what is going on. Sometimes it simply won’t show up at all for quite a long time. Or, it may show up, feel quite intense, then disappear before reappearing. When you notice that this is what’s going on but you haven’t the faintest memory of accidentally irritating your tooth, there are many possible underlying factors that can lead to your predicament (decay, infection, etc.). Don’t try to figure it out on your own no matter the case. Schedule a dental checkup to remain on the safe side.
Protect Your Teeth With Immediate Checkups
When you deal with tooth pain and you’re not sure about what’s going on, the best course of action is always to see us just in case. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.