There’s a big difference between a quick twinge in your tooth and the onset of a toothache. Once that tooth begins to ache, hurt, or throb, it’s most certainly time to take steps toward doing something about it! If you’re not sure how to proceed, you may give in to the temptation to avoid the problem. We strongly suggest against this as it can lead to some dire consequences. Instead, follow a few easy steps, so we can ensure your oral health is kept safe.

Step #1: Quick Home Care

Since your first priority is getting out of pain, we encourage you to first treat your toothache. You can accomplish this quickly (usually with things that you already have on hand). To address discomfort and swelling, you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Follow the directions for dosage on the package and you’ll be good to go. Then, for additional relief, you may use a cold pack (just remember that you shouldn’t place ice directly on your face).

Step #2: Leave It Alone

We know that it can be difficult to avoid trying to floss around your tooth, brushing your tooth, touching your tooth with your tongue, and more. However, the best way to keep your toothache from getting any worse is to simply leave the area alone.

Step #3: Come In For A Visit

Next, call us. Tell us that you have a toothache and explain how it feels. We will set an appointment time for you, so you can come into our practice, we can examine your entire smile, and we may then provide you with a plan of action to remedy the situation.

Deal With Toothaches ASAP By Calling Us

Call our practice right away if you’re experiencing a toothache, so we may provide you with the care your smile needs for improvement. Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve 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.