A toothache that is just mildly annoying when you go to bed can become the throbbing pain that wakes you in the middle of the night. The only way to relieve the pain is to get to the source of it. Your dentist will ask you to describe what you are feeling. Is it a sharp sensation that only happens when you bite down or is it a constant ache that is with you all day. He will also want to know what kind of pain reliever if any, that you have been taking and whether or not it is working.
There are several issues that can bring about a toothache but by the time you feel the pain you will no doubt need a dental procedure to make it go away. A cavity, for instance, is slow to develop but the only way to detect it at the earliest stage is by x-ray imaging and the only place you can get that technology is in your dentist’s office during your regular six-month checkup.
A toothache is nothing you can just shake off. Unless it’s caused by something simple like having a piece of food stuck between your teeth that can be gotten out with a piece of dental floss the pain will only intensify. Don’t wait for that to happen, get in to see your dentist asap.
Call Rippe Dental Associates today @ 303-835-9315 in Centennial, CO.