Responding To Toothaches: 3 Simple Steps

There’s nothing quite like the onset of a toothache to completely change your outlook on your day and your week. One moment, all is well, and the next, you’re not really sure how to proceed. Should you just pretend it’s okay and go on with your usual plans? If the discomfort persists, should you take medication for it? When is it time to schedule a dental visit? These are all very common concerns, which we can help you respond to with three simple steps.

Step #1: Take A Pill For Pain

Yes, if you are dealing with pain from a toothache, it is very wise to take a pill. Reaching for the over-the-counter pain reliever you have in your medicine cabinet will do the trick. Remember that you don’t score any points for suffering! If your tooth feels very uncomfortable, chances are good it won’t suddenly feel normal again, so keep your discomfort to a minimum.

Step #2: Call Us

Now that you’ve handled the discomfort, we suggest you call us right away. Whether it’s a bad toothache, a mild one, or somewhere in between, this is something you cannot determine without the help of a dental professional.

Step #3: Choose Treatment

When you come in for your dental visit, we will talk with you about the cause of your toothache. If you require any type of treatment, particularly if it’s a dental filling, crown, or other restorative care, choose to schedule your follow up visit as soon as possible. Treating problems with urgency helps safeguard you from additional problems (that repairing your tooth can prevent).

Get Tough With Toothaches

Don’t let toothaches get the best of you. Instead, head our way, so we can help you determine what’s wrong and provide any necessary care. Contact Absolute Dental Care today to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.