It’s something that’s almost certain to happen to every American at some point or another during their lives. You’re going about your day when you feel a sharp pain in your mouth. “Is that a toothache?” you wonder. “I’ve never had one of those before. Surely not. I brush my teeth at least twice a day. Probably a fluke. I’ll just wait it out and see before I call a dentist.”
Whether you seem to have more cavities than teeth or you’ve never had a cavity in your life, a toothache is one occurrence that you don’t want to have to deal with. Unfortunately, it seems like they come at the worst time and after experiencing the pain for a few hours, it’s something you want to go away immediately.
Advice From Your Local Dentist
Perhaps you start treating your toothache with an ice pack. Maybe you’re a fan of an oral pain relief gel. You might even simply reach for a pain killer in the hope that it just goes away.
The truth, as much as we hate to say it, is that it probably won’t go away and that all of these temporary solutions are just that–temporary. The ice pack could end up giving you an issue with your nerve, the oral gel isn’t likely to do anything other than taste gross, and the pain pill might help for a bit, but after that, the toothache will return with a vengeance.
Have a Toothache? Here’s What You Should Do
The absolute best thing you can do if you have a toothache? Call your dentist! The thing about toothaches is that as much as you might hope and wish that it will disappear on its own, even if you have a minor toothache, it’s probably a sign of something that needs the attention of a dentist.
The good news, however, is that even if you need something like a root canal, when you visit the Morton Ranch Dental Clinic, you’ll be getting a dentist that absolutely cares about what’s going on in your mouth. Many people are afraid that a trip to the dentist will mean more pain than they’re already in thanks to huge hands poking around in their mouth and scary equipment that’s sure to poke and prod.
At Morton Ranch Dental, our dentistry is minimally invasive and our technique is progressive. That means we’ll work hard to make sure you’re treated effectively while also looking out for your comfort. Our goal is to be your go-to dentist in Katy and you can count on us to take that goal seriously. Which doesn’t mean there won’t be jokes, of course. We’re known for our great jokes (okay…maybe they’re just pretty good).
Come See Us Today
Want to learn more about us? Take a look at our bios to get a feel for what we’re like and to see how we approach dentistry (spoiler alert: we’re in it for the long haul). Whether you have a toothache or just need a checkup, we’re here for you!