It’s 2:30 in the morning. You want to be asleep, but you’re wide awake with a horrible toothache.
Your face hurts, your jaw hurts, your head hurts. You’ve taken the most Tylenol you can. Two hours later you took some Ibuprofen too. You’ve tried a warm, damp washcloth held over the achy spot. You’ve even tried sleeping on a heating pad set to low. When that didn’t work, you tried an ice pack. Eventually, you put your head down and watched the clock, waiting for the morning to come.
When you get ready for your next day, you have a hard time thinking, processing, moving. The pain is immense and takes over your train of thought.
Why have you waited so long to call the dentist?
Perhaps you don’t have dental insurance. Maybe you think you don’t have the time. Whatever the reason, it’s not good enough to stop you from getting relief so that you can get on with your day.
Severe dental pain like this is usually caused by an infection or abscess in the root of the affected tooth. There are usually two different courses of action: a root canal or an extraction. You may need a round of antibiotics with the procedure. Toothaches almost never go away on their own. Seeing our South End dentist can help you get fast pain relief.
If you’re experiencing a crippling toothache, don’t let it ruin your day! Our South End office can schedule a same day emergency appointment to relieve your pain as quickly as possible. If insurance is a problem, we also work with CareCredit and offer comprehensive financing options. Call South Blvd Dentistry today!
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