When a toothache occurs in your mouth, do you immediately feel a little bit panicked? In most instances, this reaction is due to the fact that you probably don’t know much about what the discomfort might mean or how to address the problem. Fortunately, when you feel all full of essential knowledge regarding an achy tooth, you can calmly make choices that will set your smile right again. Beginning to learn more is as easy as making your way through some questions and answers.

Questions (And Answers) About Tooth Pain

Question: I think I’m experiencing a toothache but I’m pretty sure my teeth are completely healthy because I recently saw you. Could it be something else?

Answer: Of course! This type of discomfort can point to a long list of possible concerns. You could be dealing with pressure from sinus congestion. You might have bitten down on something hard and irritated (or cracked) your tooth. It might even be that you’re mixing up what feels like tooth pain with another type of pain (like jaw joint discomfort).

Question: How do I know whether my toothache qualifies for an emergency dental visit? I find it very difficult to admit to myself that I require urgent care because I always feel I should be able to just handle the discomfort. I don’t want to put anyone out.

Answer: If you cannot tolerate the pain, you should come in for an emergency visit. It’s that simple. If the discomfort will not subside to a tolerable level when you take over-the-counter pain relievers, come in. If you notice other symptoms (perhaps a strange taste in your mouth or a bump on your gum next to your tooth), contact us. You are not putting us out! We are here to help.

Question: Is it true that if I have a cavity, I might not experience a toothache?

Answer: Yes. The same is true of a tooth infection. Problems can occur without you even realizing something is wrong, which is why consistent visits are very important.

Riverside Dental Group and Dental Associate Offices Serves a Community Near You!

Our dentists look forward to caring for you and every member of your family with a comprehensive selection of services. We will maintain and improve your oral health with a wide range of preventive, cosmetic, restorative, implant, and emergency dentistry techniques. We also specialize in endodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and orthodontics, serving patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.