If your tooth hurts, what do you do? Do you sit, and fret, and hope for a month that the pain will go away? Do you wake up each morning, wishing that when you open your eyes, your tooth will feel normal again? Or, do you call us the second you notice something doesn’t feel the way it usually does? If you tend to practice the latter, we congratulate you. We know that nobody likes their life to become interrupted by a sudden need for dental care. However, your Riverside dentist explains that immediate action is to your benefit. Let’s examine why!

Those Bacteria Aren’t Shy

The bacteria that make their way into your teeth as they decay your dental tissue are not going to suddenly disappear and back off. Instead, you can expect a hole in your tooth to get larger. It will also become deeper. Unfortunately, beneath your enamel, your dentin, your nerves, and pulp reside. Once bacteria tunnel far enough into your tooth, they make their way into the inner body of your tooth, where they will cause not just physical damage but an infection will develop. Calling your Riverside dentist the second you notice pain means you might save yourself from a root canal or extraction and instead require a simple filling.

You Don’t Want To Avoid Care

The more accustomed you become to picking up the phone, setting up a visit, and then coming in to see your Riverside dentist, the easier it will be to take care of any and all oral health needs without hesitation. However, the more frequently you try to ignore a problem, put off calling us, and spend time away from our practice, the more likely you are to develop a hesitancy to schedule any of the care you need. Let us know when you need something! We are always happy to see you, even if it turns out your smile is perfectly healthy.

Call Us Immediately If You Experience Discomfort

Remember that severe discomfort or discomfort that persists is often a sign that you require immediate dental care, so call us ASAP! 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.