Talk To Us About Toothaches

A dental emergency could lead to pain, and also increases the risk of complications like tooth loss. If you have an aching tooth, then this could possibly be due to an infected or decayed tooth. Which means your Austin, MN, dentists want to see you to address the cause of your discomfort and help improve your smile’s health and function.

What Does a Toothache Mean?

For some, a toothache could mean issues with your allergies, or maybe even a sinus infection. However, if that’s the case then your sensitivity or aches will pass after a few hours. But! If you have tooth sensitivity and toothaches that don’t subside after a few hours and last for more than 48 hours, you likely have a cavity or possibly an infected tooth. You should contact our team so we can examine your teeth and if necessary, administer treatment to restore the health and function of your smile.

The Dangers of Cavities and Dental Infections

Did you know that a dental cavity will spread with time? Eventually, this allows the decay to reach the inner pulp, your tooth’s nerve center, which could cause a painful infection or abscess. Over time, that infection could spread to surrounding teeth and cause tooth loss. We treat the issue to halt your discomfort and then preserve your oral health. If you experience pain in your tooth, discomfort when you eat, swelling near the tooth, or a discharge from it. If you encounter one or more of these symptoms, then please contact our team today.

Potential Treatment Options

If we discover your have a cavity, then we may place a custom-made dental filling. Using a metal-free material that blends with your tooth’s color, we restore the decayed portions and ensure your tooth looks natural afterward, all in a single visit! Now, if the tooth has developed an infection, we may open the tooth to remove the infected tissues from within. We then clean the interior, add a restorative material, and finally, cap the tooth with a lifelike crown. The crown not only looks natural, but protects your tooth from further damage or discomfort. If you have any questions about treating decayed or infected teeth, or what you can do from home to protect your smile, then please contact our team today. Working together, we can all enjoy healthy smiles until our team can once again offer checkups and cleanings!


We’re offering emergency care to help correct serious oral health issues, such as an infected or decayed tooth. To schedule an appointment with the Potach and Mitchell Dental Clinic, contact our Austin, MN dental office today by calling 507-437-6312. Our office welcomes patients from Austin, MN and surrounding communities.