Your Toothache: Different Reactions, Different Outcomes

Did you know that the way you react to your toothache is extremely important and can have a very significant impact on the outcome of whatever is going on with your oral health? Our Riverside, CA team wants you to keep in mind that when you deal with any type of pain associated with your smile, earlier action yields better results. While this may sound logical to you, that doesn’t mean you really understand just how you should be responding if you suddenly deal with dental pain and how certain reactions lead to better or worse results. Let’s explore the topic, so you’re prepared, just in case!

When You Pretend Everything’s Fine

We understand that what you might prefer to do when a toothache hits is just pretend you’re perfectly fine. You might realize that it’s not really consistent pain but that it just comes and goes. You have a pretty good ability to tolerate discomfort. So, you’d rather just wait to see what happens, as you cross your fingers (and your toes) and wish that it goes away. Reminder: This isn’t going to happen. It will worsen. When you ignore aches like these, if it comes from decay, infection, etc., then you’ll have a bigger problem on your hands later. Instead, schedule a visit!

When You Let Pain Relievers Mask The Problem

Maybe you follow the previously mentioned decision to just not come in to see our team about your toothache. This isn’t really because you think it’s going to go away but because you are covering up the discomfort with pain relievers. So it just seems like there’s no problem. Don’t follow this path either, or the aforementioned consequences will follow.

When You See Us ASAP

Perhaps instead of waiting around, pretending things are fine, etc., you just decide to pick up the phone, call us, schedule a dental checkup, and come in to find out why you have a toothache. This is the winner! Always choose this route, so we can either tell you that you’re perfectly fine or (most likely) offer appropriate treatment to fix the concern.

Visit Our Practice For Toothache Care

Pay attention to your smile when symptoms like dental pain arise and take those symptoms seriously! Visit our team just as soon as you can, so we may determine the reason for your toothache and fix the concern. 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.