You've been feeling a little bit sensitive in a tooth for the past couple weeks. It's been coming and going. Not a big deal. But now it's getting a little more frequent and now you're avoiding chewing on that area and it's getting sensitive with even warm drinks now. All of a sudden you wake up in the middle of the night with an ache or shooting pain in that area that you've never felt before.
This is a very common scenario and I see it all the time. The key is not to wait after you start feeling that sensitivity. Get in right away to have it looked at.
So what do you look for that's bad:
- Sensitivity in a specific tooth or area that's not going away.
- Sensitivity to cold things, brushing, chewing and/or warm things.
- Pain to chew in a certain area.
- SWELLING! If it gets to this point, you need to come in ASAP.
Prevention is key, but the truth is, not everyone is coming to the dentist every 6 months right on the dot. Things happen, life happens. And we at the office get that. We don't judge or make you feel bad. We just want to help you get out of pain and get you back to health so that you don't have this kind of situation again.
Dental Emergencies in Glendale
Call the office if you want to meet us or if you want us to check something out that feels like any of the above.
Dental emergencies are the perfect excuse to get back on track with your dental health!