Just like when you’re sick with something that feels like a cold, but might be something worse, we tend to wait to see a dentist until we’re sure a problem tooth isn’t just a temporary toothache, but something much more serious.
However, the truth is that, just like with other medical problems, you likely need to see a dentist immediately when you’ve identified a tooth that’s a problem. Whether it’s a minor toothache or something more serious, the sooner you come in, the better off your oral health will be.
When is it serious?
A common question that a dentist will field is when to know if a problem tooth is actually a problem. Obviously, these things will vary from person to person. But generally, a tooth is a problem the minute that you notice it. If Dr. Paul L. Evans doesn’t notice it during your usual check up, then it means it’s likely a quick-onset issue. Those should be avoided at all costs.
What do I do?
If you have a toothache that won’t go away, don’t get too worried. Chances are, it’s just a toothache. However, you’ll want to call the team here at Paul L. Evans, DDS in Grass Valley, California, as soon as possible. The quicker you get in to get treatment, the easier treatment will be. And there’s a much smaller risk of other problems developing as well.
We don’t want to see you battle with oral health problems, especially when they’re easily prevented. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 530.273.4442.