Toothache - When to See the Dentist

by Sam Malone

Having a toothache can really ruin your day. It hurts and you worry about whether or not you will need to have expensive dental work done. Sometimes a toothache is as simple as a canker sore in the mouth or a bit of sinus pressure from a cold. However, there are times when you need to make that appointment with your dentist.

Broken or loose teeth: You certainly need to see your dentist if you experience a broken or a loose tooth. This is usually a sign of trauma (such as accident to the mouth or face or biting on something very hard). This, obviously, will not go away by itself and only your dentist can help you. If you lose a tooth due to a sudden trauma, then it is recommended that you try to recover the tooth and place it in a glass of milk. Your dentist may be able to replant the tooth. Bleeding or abscess: Many times, both bleeding and abscess happens over a long period of time. If you are experiencing heavy bleeding or painful abscesses in the mouth, especially along the gum line, then it is time to see your dentist. This can be a sign of infection or decay and will only worsen over time.

Pain that will not subside: If you experience a pain that will not subside, then chances are, it is more serious than you think and you need to see your dentist. It could be a sign of an exposed root, or even decay on a particular tooth. Your dentist will be able to look at x-rays and determine what need to be done to correct the problem. If you experience any of these problems or toothaches, then you may need to see your dentist. Do not put it off. You need to take care of your teeth before it is too late.

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