When a twinge of pain whooshes through your tooth or you deal with throbbing throughout the day, you know you need to decide what to do about your toothache. However, part of you wonders whether perhaps you should just ignore it. Maybe it’s going to go away and it’s no big deal, you consider. While it does seem much more convenient to sweep the issue under the rug for as long as possible, it’s actually the worst plan! The best? To act quickly. Learn more from our team regarding how and why you should not ignore your uncomfortable tooth.

Don’t Wait Longer Than A Couple Days

When you’re not really sure about what’s happening or why you have a toothache (even if you think you’ve got a general idea), the main challenge is often whether or not to schedule a dental visit with us. As far as we are concerned, discomfort is always a good reason to call. However, when it comes to the question of “how long should I wait to see if my tooth feels better?” we suggest you wait no longer than 48 hours. If you think you experienced minor irritation (perhaps you accidentally smacked your coffee mug against your tooth), then this will provide you enough time to monitor your comfort level and then decide.

You Won’t Know Anything Until We See You

Even if you think you have a pretty solid idea about why you have a toothache, you won’t know all of the details until you come in to see us. Whether you’re dealing with decay that has just begun or that has progressed, sensitivity, a crack, or anything else, these details are impossible for you to sort out at home. You’ll need a dental visit (which includes advanced imaging) to discover what’s happening and how we can fix it.

Come In For A Visit If You Have A Toothache

Don’t ignore a tooth that hurts! Instead, come see us right away to stay on the safe side. 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.