A painful tooth is an indication that something is wrong and often requires quick action to prevent a worsening situation. Pain can develop if bacteria has been able to get into the tooth, causing infection and decay. This can occur if you have a tooth that has a leaky filling, has developed decay or is chipped or cracked.
What to do if your tooth is painful
If you have a painful tooth it might be worth gently flossing around the tooth just in case it is being pushed out of place by impacted food. If this doesn’t help please contact Apple Dental. We can offer you advice on how to deal with the discomfort over the phone and we can schedule an appointment with one of our dentists.
When tooth pain becomes an emergency
Dental infections can become serious and may impact your general health. It is especially important to seek emergency dental care if your tooth pain is severe or if you feel feverish or nauseous. At Apple Dental it is our priority to see patients in pain as soon as possible. If you are experiencing a toothache it is best to contact us as soon as you feel discomfort so that we can investigate the source and provide you with appropriate treatment to get you out of pain.