Of course, nobody feels happy or even the least interested when they have a toothache. Instead, it’s common to feel upset, sad, scared, and oftentimes the urge to pretend nothing is wrong. At our Upton, MA practice, we understand! Not only do you have to deal with discomfort that is quite bothersome but you also end up having to do something about it, which feels like a big inconvenience. Of course, we remind you: When you do something very soon (like, come in to our practice for dental care), you can avoid allowing a small issue to become a very big one!
Don’t Ignore It
We know that you may feel the pull to ignore your toothache, to hope for the best, and to assume all will be better tomorrow. However, we remind you that this is never a wise choice. Though there is the slightest chance you have managed to seriously aggravate your tooth and that this is the reason it’s uncomfortable, the chances are much higher that it’s pain that signifies a deeper problem like a cavity. So, don’t pretend it’s all just fine. First, let us know. Second, achieve momentary relief with some easy to follow suggestions:
- Place a cold pack on the outside of your face near the pain to relieve pain and swelling, if necessary.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Follow the instructions on the packaging.
- Try to leave the area alone but continue brushing and flossing your entire smile!
Do Call Us For A Checkup
If you deal with a toothache, one thing you should absolutely do? Call us to set up a dental visit. No matter what’s wrong (even if it turns out that everything is perfectly fine), it is always smartest to take the time to allow our team to check up on your smile. This way, if something requires treatment, we can explain your diagnosis to you and then provide it. If you need to make changes to your home care, we can explain! If everything is fine, then you don’t have to worry or stress!
Say “Yes” To Recommended Treatment
Should we determine that your toothache is the result of an issue requiring restorative care, then we strongly suggest you say “yes” to that recommended treatment. It will stop the problem and any damage from becoming worse, so you can just get back to your healthy smile and back to your daily life!
Treat Toothaches By Seeing Us
Don’t do your best to handle or treat a toothache on your own by staying home, trying to do some detective work, or reading the internet. Instead, contact our team the moment pain occurs for a visit. To learn more, schedule a visit by calling your dentist’s office in Upton, MA, today at 508-529-4591. We proudly welcome patients from all surrounding communities.