Toothaches: Making Them Worse Or Better

When it comes to how you respond when you end up with a toothache, your actions can swiftly make your problem worse or it they can make it better. Which do you prefer? As our Livonia, MI team is guessing you would likely prefer for your tooth to feel better and for the pain to go away and we would like to help you make this happen! Remember, it’s in the smaller details and the way you approach oral health concerns with your immediate responses that can help guide you quickly toward relief!

Messing With Them: Worse

We would like for you to realize that when we’re talking about toothaches, if you mess with the tooth in question, you’re probably going to make matters worse! Chances are good, of course, that if you are just pressing on the tooth with your tongue as you try to figure out what’s going on, you’re not going to cause the underlying condition to progress. However, you are most certainly going to upset your tooth’s nerves, which can make the aching more uncomfortable.

Pretending They Don’t Exist: Worse

When you ignore a toothache in your smile, one of the biggest problems is that the reason you have that pain in the first place is likely associated with an oral health problem. As you neglect to address it, the problem gets worse. This means an issue that may have started as decay, requiring a simple dental filling, may progress into something along the lines of an infected tooth, which will require a root canal treatment and crown. Don’t pretend your tooth problem isn’t there or the consequences will grow bigger by the day!

Visiting Our Team: Better

The first step to making your toothache feel better is to schedule a visit with our team. Of course, just seeing us won’t fix the problem until we find out what’s wrong and offer treatment. However, when you’re at our practice, that’s just what we will do: We will examine your tooth, diagnose the problem, and then tell you how we can help you feel better.

Treating Them With Restorative Care: Better

Just say yes to the restorative care we recommend for your toothache, whether a filling, crown, etc., and you’ll be well on your way to feeling better and to regaining that healthy grin.

Treat Toothaches With Our Help

Rather than trying to treat your tooth pain all on your own or pretend nothing is wrong, we suggest you take time to visit our team. We are here to offer you the exam and restorative care your smile needs. James Stewart, DDS, and our team serve patients from Livonia, MI and the surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation, call our office today at (734) 425-4400.