There’s nothing fun about having a toothache. What’s worse is that you can easily find yourself coming up with all sorts of things that your discomfort may represent, which can then cause you even more stress. Of course, we do not want you to feel stressed about your oral health. We want you to feel calm and taken care of. How about considering some steps to walk yourself through when this type of discomfort hits, so you can stay nice and calm and address the issue? It’s for the best!

Step #1: Forget Everything You’re Assuming

If you’re making assumptions about your tooth because of your toothache, it’s time to let those go. You might be thinking things that are too severe (maybe you think there’s a very serious infection happening but there isn’t). You might be thinking too relaxed (maybe you assume you just bruised your tooth but you have a big cavity). Stop guessing. Remember, it’s impossible to figure out on your own.

Step #2: Set Up A Checkup!

Now, you have cleared your mind. The next thing you need to do is make some room in your schedule for a dental visit. It’s also impossible for us to diagnose your toothache over the phone. We need not only to take a cursory glance at your tooth but also to take advanced imaging to figure out what’s going on and how to make things better.

Step #3: Address Immediate Discomfort

Once you have a visit scheduled, you’ll still need to address discomfort if your toothache is bothering you. Remember, you can take over-the-counter medicine to reduce pain, you may try to leave the tooth alone, you can eat foods that are neither too hot nor too cold, and you can apply a topical anesthetic.

Treat A Toothache With A Dental Visit

You can address discomfort with short-term relief but remember to address your toothache by seeing us for a diagnosis and any long-term required plan. 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.