When you get a toothache, your first reaction is to take an over-the-counter pain reliever and hope for the best. This, however, should be your absolute last resort. If you are suffering from any kind of mouth discomfort, call your dentist right away. Pain is often an indication of a serious infection and, while an aspirin may dull the immediate pain, it does nothing to halt the spread of bacteria and infection. Only a qualified professional dentist will be able to identify the source of the pain.
The first thing we do with any toothache is focus on pain relief. Our dentists will consult with you to determine the best way to soothe your discomfort, whether it is a constant throbbing pain or a piercing and inconsistent twinge. Extraction and pulling teeth is our last option because unnecessary oral surgery can lead to unwanted complications. This is why it is imperative that you make an appointment with Dr. Manzanares and Dr. Stewart the moment you sense a toothache. However, if a tooth extraction is necessary due to extensive decay or disease, we will ensure that you are fully numbed and comfortable before completing the procedure with the utmost skill and care. We will provide you with post-op instructions to care for your smile after an extraction to ensure optimal healing and a pleasant recovery.
More often than not, a toothache is a result of an unchecked cavity. While this is obviously an unpleasant occurrence, it can be corrected. To maximize your comfort, we give you local anesthesia that numbs the affected area so you feel no pain.
If you suffer from toothaches in Peralta, New Mexico, call Just Clean Smiles at 505-565-0609 today. We will clear up the ache and keep your smile picture perfect.