When you’re experiencing tooth pain, we may ask you what the pain is like. If the only way you can think of to answer the question is something like, “It hurts,” then you may find yourself a bit frustrated that you seem to be lacking the adjectives that you need in that moment. Of course, since you’re not a dental professional, you have likely never given a lot of thought to types of discomfort, which often help us understand (even over the phone before you come in for a visit) the level of severity and what might be going on with your smile. Let us help you out with a quick flood of new terms!
If you have pain that just won’t go away, tell us that your tooth pain is persistent. Even if you find that when you take a pain relief pill that the pain goes away but immediately comes back when the effects wear off, this is considered discomfort that persists.
When you’re thinking to yourself that your pain level is off the charts and not something you can just sort of ignore throughout the day, we call the very intolerable pain “severe.” As you might imagine, severe dental pain is always a reason to see us right away.
Pain That Comes And Goes
One day, your tooth is killing you, the next day, it seems to be fine. Or, you have changes over the course of an hour or so. This is pain that comes and goes.
When your tooth pain really only occurs when you bite into something or chew? It’s chewing pain. As with all other types, it’s a reason to see us.
Let Us Know About Your Tooth Pain For A Solution
Regardless of the details of your explanation, we will see you about your tooth pain and extend a solution, so that you regain your prior smile health. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.