Find out what a toothache could be trying to tell you.
It often seems like a toothache rears its ugly head at the worst of times. Perhaps you were woken up from a dead sleep with a throbbing, searing pain in your tooth. What could be going on? When you’re faced with a dental emergency such as a toothache it’s important to know that our Spring, TX, dentist Dr. Michael Morris is here to provide you with the immediate and same-day care you need when tooth pain and other emergencies arise.
Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Tooth Pain
While the muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues in our bodies can easily heal and mend themselves with rest and proper care, the same rules don’t apply to your teeth or gums. When problems occur within a tooth this is a sign that it’s time to see the dentist. You should never ignore a toothache because it’s often warning you of an underlying issue that requires immediate attention from a qualified dental professional.
Your toothache could be a sign of:
- An infected or inflamed dental pulp
- A cavity
- An abscess
- A cracked or broken tooth
- An impacted tooth
- Gum disease
Of course, you probably won’t be able to determine what’s causing your pain. This is where our Spring, TX, emergency dental team comes in. We can examine the tooth and perform the necessary imaging tests to look for everything from a cavity to an infected dental pulp (a soft tissue structure inside the tooth).
Getting Dental Care Right Now
We understand that many people are forgoing routine dental cleanings and appointments during the pandemic, but our Spring, TX, family dentist is going above and beyond to provide a safe, COVID-19-free environment for all patients so they can continue to get the dental care they know and trust at our practice. We are following all CDC directives when it comes to sanitizing our office, using a HEPA air purifier, and wearing PPE.
We know that a toothache doesn’t wait for the perfect time to show up (is there even a perfect time to deal with a toothache?), but know that our dentist, Dr. Morris, and his team here in Spring, TX, are here to provide you with the emergency dentistry you need. For all dental emergencies (and even non-emergencies), please call us at (281) 379-6939.