Toothache: Answering Extremely Common Questions!

You might think that your questions are embarrassing, unique, obvious, or something you should simply know the answers to. However, we would like to remind you that even the simplest of questions is something you should bring up because if you just don’t know, asking a dental professional will ensure you get the factual information you require. To further drive the point home that we get simple yet significant questions about toothaches on a daily basis, we’re happy to offer answers to them! Still curious about something? All you’ve got to do is ask.

Questions and Answers

Question: If my tooth barely hurts, should I come in very soon? What if it’s really just minor irritation that is not persistent?

Answer: In very mild cases, you may wait about two days or so. If the problem goes away completely and then does not return after that period, you may simply stick with your usual dental checkups. If it doesn’t go away, call us to set up a visit for your toothache.

Question: Why is it so important to be seen by you for a toothache? Don’t teeth hurt fairly often?

Answer: Your teeth should not hurt! If they hurt, then something is wrong. In many cases, it’s a problem that, when treated early, is easy to resolve … but when treated late in the game, is much more complex to resolve. The sooner the better! It will save you time, money, effort, and you can often get away with a filling instead of a root canal.

Question: What if I’ve already had a tooth worked on in the past but it hurts? Is this just my imagination?

Answer: If you have a filling, dental crown, or other work performed on a tooth and that tooth develops a toothache, we may need to replace the work. Over time, restorations may become worn, they may shift, bacteria may enter your tooth, etc. Having a problem? Just call!

Protect Teeth With Immediate Toothache Care

When you wait too long, you run the risk of the cause of your toothache becoming worse. Seek immediate treatment with our team! Schedule a visit with our Austin, MN practice today by contacting Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic today at 507-437-6312 to schedule your care.