Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Toothaches

Toothaches and tooth sensitivity can be viewed as a minor issue; after all, the symptoms can go away by themselves, wax and wane, and often signal no more than a minor infection. However, when the pain persists, it could be a sign that something is seriously wrong. If you find yourself in this situation, consider urgent dental care at Vanguard OnCall Dental Urgent Care in Derry NH.

Ignoring a toothache can have serious consequences. So, even if you suffer from dental anxiety or phobia, keep in mind that the pain caused by an untreated infection or an abscessed tooth will almost always end up being far greater than any discomfort you might feel while in the chair.

Our team is trained in patient communication and comfort. On top of that, we offer top-of-the-line sedation options, so both your dental pain and any procedure-adjacent discomfort will be expertly and effectively numbed by our dental assistants and hygienists. Most importantly, we are led by the innovative Dr. xxx, who has specialized in emergency dentistry for years.

If the above doesn’t convince you, consider these potential causes for a toothache so you can stay informed on your own situation and effectively identify an emergency when it’s happening.

Potential Emergency Causes For A Toothache

  • Cavity: If a cavity has progressed far enough and began to attack the tooth’s root, it could constitute an emergency. A root canal might be necessary, and we can provide a calm, pain-free atmosphere to ensure it goes as smoothly as possible. Our main focus will always be pain management.
  • Broken or Cracked Tooth: You might think this is merely a cosmetic issue, but a potential cause for tooth pain could be a misshapen or jagged tooth that is jutting into nearby areas and damaging them. Furthermore, the structural support lost when enamel is forcibly removed from your mouth could cause other teeth to also fail.
  • Periodontal Disease: Sometimes, it can be hard to determine the source of dental pain. When your gums are inflamed, the roots and pockets that adhere to the teeth might begin to sting. It can often be confused for outright tooth pain, and could be a sign of advanced periodontal disease. This can eventually lead to tooth loss, so don’t wait! A long-term emergency is still an emergency!
  • Abscessed Tooth: When the inside of the root becomes infected, either due to a cavity or another type of infection, an extraction might be necessary. If left untreated, you could be risking tooth loss, misalignment, and virtually permanent damage to your smile. If you notice swelling around a tooth, greying enamel, or a blackened cusp, see us immediately!

At Vanguard OnCall Dental Urgent Care in Derry NH, we endeavor to treat dental emergencies quickly and effectively, so you can get back to your day. Don’t wait! Patients from Londonderry, Salem, and Chester come to us for gum disease treatment, cracked tooth repair, and other emergency services. Contact us today! Walk-ins are welcome!

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19D Manchester Rd Ste 3
Derry, New Hampshire