Toothaches: Types And What To Do

There’s nothing about a toothache that should cause you to assume that staying home and deciding not to contact is a good idea. However, that does not mean that many of our patients choose anything but just that when they experience pain! Of course, we understand that since it can be difficult to determine just what’s going on when smile discomfort arrives (and persists), we can make this otherwise cloudy area of confusion quite clear and easy to navigate. Work your way through some common types of tooth concerns with our Lake Orion, MI team and you’ll begin to see the common theme!

A Barely There Ache

We know how easy it is to just convince yourself that a barely-there toothache might be nothing at all. The truth is, of course, it might not be anything but minor irritation. However, you don’t know that! So, we suggest you come in for a dental checkup just to be safe. If it’s nothing, you go home with a healthy smile. However, it’s likely that it may be a cavity. In this case, we will provide you with a dental filling and again, you will go home with a healthy smile!

Serious Pain

Serious pain, whether a toothache or anything else related to your oral health, is always reason to contact our practice immediately. Once an issue causes this severe of a symptom, it’s probably not going away anytime soon. Instead, it’s going to become a more significant the longer you ignore it. For instance, an infection will continue to grow and may even abscess. The best choice? Treat it with a root canal to save your tooth and oral health by coming in right away. Whatever the issue, we can fix it and protect you from further irritation and damage.

Widespread Discomfort In Many Teeth

You may realize that you don’t exactly have a toothache. Instead, you have many toothaches! What might this mean, you wonder? In many cases, it points more to a functional probably like TMJ disorder. When your mouth isn’t working at its optimal function, you might be grinding teeth or clenching them (we call this bruxism) or you may be experiencing pain radiating from one spot (like discomfort from a damaged jaw joint, which is TMJ disorder). See us for help, so we can solve the mystery and offer effective care.

See Us ASAP When A Toothache Occurs

Rather than assuming your best solution is to try to treat your toothache on your own (or to ignore it), remember that you should contact our team for a visit. Seeing us will protect your oral health, as we provide relief! To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.