Toothaches: What On Earth To Do?

As an adult, about nine times out of ten, you can narrow down potential solutions to a problem and then feel fairly good about the choice you’ve made. However, when the topic is dealing with a toothache, we know that even the most confident of grownups suddenly find themselves feeling completely torn regarding what to do. Should you worry? Or, should you not worry? Should you see us? Or, should you wait? Yes, the questions seem basic but they can drive you a bit crazy, particularly when you’re in pain. Allow us to help!

For Our Adult Patients

Hey, there, adult patients! Here’s what we would like you to remember when you end up with a toothache. First: It’s not the end of the world! Yes, your tooth is uncomfortable. However, we are here to help you. With that said, your best bet is to simply call our practice. Let us know that you are experiencing pain, tell us a little bit about it, and then figure out when you can come in for a visit. We’ll need to see what’s actually causing the discomfort, so we can provide treatment recommendations! It’s really that easy.

When Your Child Has A Toothache

It’s a bit different when you’re dealing with a child who has a toothache. You’ll want to ask your child questions first, which should begin with, “Can you point to the spot that hurts?” You will then know for sure whether it’s tooth pain or perhaps something else. Then, ask what it feels like. Ask if it’s very bad or just hurts a little. Then, of course, just like for mom and dad, it’s time to call our practice to set up a visit, while you relay the information you’ve gathered!

Schedule A Checkup When A Toothache Occurs

Don’t let a toothache cause too much commotion or uncertainty in your life. Instead, when pain is present, take time to see us for a checkup right away. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.