Did you know that you might be making your toothache worse? It’s possible that the little things you’re doing (or not doing) are contributing to a more severe sensation of pain! We encourage you to think through some possibilities to ensure you’re making things better and are headed toward a solution (instead of the opposite).

#1: You’re Touching It Too Much

Are you touching the tooth that hurts? Did you know that you can easily aggravate your toothache by messing with the tooth in question? You’ll be far better off if you don’t press on it with your tongue, touch it with your fingers, over-brush or over-floss around that tooth, etc. Cleaning it as usual and leaving it alone is a much better plan.

#2: You Haven’t Called Us Yet

Guess how many times we have heard that a patient’s toothache magically subsided a bit when they scheduled their visit with us? Feeling stressed and anxious can magnify your discomfort. By scheduling a visit with our practice to come in to find out what’s wrong and how we can fix it, you allow yourself to relax and recognize that there is hope and help just around the corner! We strongly advise you to contact us.

#3: Your Airplane Ride

Traveling? Already have a toothache? The pressure associated with flying can lead to increased discomfort if you’re dealing with dental pain. As a result, if you have plans to fly, we strongly suggest you come in to see us first, so you may avoid this sensation (and so we may fix the problem).

Visit Us ASAP If You Develop A Toothache

Don’t forget that coming in the moment you experience a painful tooth is the best choice you can make if you would like to fix the problem before it leads to complicated side effects. 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.