Toothaches: 3 Times You Can Wait

We have talked with you at length about why it’s very important to visit us ASAP if you experience a serious toothache. As you likely already know, the reason for this is that pain tells you that you may require a filling, root canal, crown, etc. Something is happening with your oral health and that something is not good. So, what if you experience some discomfort but you really don’t think it’s the kind that requires immediate attention? In certain instances, you may have the luxury of waiting it out for a couple days. Let’s review!

#1: When You Hit Your Tooth

Did you manage to do something just a tiny bit clumsy, which resulted in you smacking yourself in your mouth or hitting your tooth with an object? If the mild toothache subsides within a couple days, you’re fine. If it persists or worsens, then you should schedule a visit.

#2: When It’s Fleeting

Did you have a quick pain in your tooth but it went away? As a result, you cannot exactly qualify what you experienced as a toothache? If the discomfort came and went, you wait two full days, and it never comes back, then you’re in the clear. Unless other symptoms or a return of discomfort occurs, we will see you at your next preventive visit!

#3: When It’s Happened Before

Let’s say you’ve had a toothache with intermittent pain before. You came to see us, we discovered that there was nothing wrong, you went home, and the problem went away. Perhaps you have a nerve in a tooth that acts up from time to time. Maybe you flossed too hard and you irritated the area, assuming it was your tooth. If this is the case, you may wait about 48 hours. If the issue continues, come on in.

See Our Team For Serious Toothaches

If you have pain in your tooth or any other part of your mouth, remember that we are always happy to see you and check in on the issue. Find out if you’re making good choices by scheduling a visit with your Ankeny, IA dentist today! Contact Peddicord Family Dentistry to set up an appointment by calling 515-963-3339.