Tooth pain is definitely not something you should play around with. If you are experiencing tooth pain, it’s important to contact your dentist as soon as possible. There are several things that could be causing your tooth pain. For example, it may be something as simple as food stuck in your teeth. Then again, it may be something more serious such as infected gums, tooth decay, grinding teeth, damaged filling, tooth fracture, or an abscessed tooth.
Tooth pain may be constant, throbbing, or sharp. In some cases, pain is only felt when pressure is applied to the tooth. In some cases, tooth pain is accompanied by foul-tasting drainage from the infection, swelling around the tooth, and fever and/or headache.
If your tooth pain lasts for more than 1 to 2 days and is extremely painful, it is an emergency. If you don’t have it taken care of, it will only get worse. The infection will progress and the tooth will continue to die and the infection can spread to other areas of your mouth, face, and neck. You can become very sick from a dental infection that starts out as mild to moderate tooth pain. Eventually, the tooth may break, fall out on its own, or remain in your mouth until you have it pulled.
If you have tooth pain, it’s important to contact your dentist as soon as possible and get it taken care of. While you are waiting for your appointment, there are a few things you can do to keep the pain under control:
If you are in or near Salt Lake City, Utah, contact legacy dental for your dental emergencies. Our normal office hours are Monday to Thursday 8 AM to 8 PM, Friday 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 8 AM to 2 PM. However, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time, so we do have an emergency contact schedule for our patients so that we can treat your dental issues immediately. Call us at (385) 446-2942 to receive dental care as soon as possible for your tooth pain.
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