What to Know About Toothache

Toothache pain may come on suddenly and is difficult to treat without professional dental care. In fact, toothache is one of the most common reasons for emergency room visits, especially from the rural areas of Placer County. Cavities are the usual culprit of tooth pain and need treatment to prevent further dental problems, such as endodontic treatment (“root canals”), tooth loss or jawbone infection. Pain is our body’s way of alerting us something wrong, so if you have a toothache, get treated as soon as possible at the Placerville Dental Group!

Not All Toothaches Are Created Equal

Besides tooth decay and infection, toothache also happens for the following reasons:

Preventative care is the key to avoiding dental pain due to cavities and other causes like those listed above. Keep teeth strong with daily brushing and flossing. Supplement your daily care with exams and cleanings twice a year at the Placerville Dental Group. Most people who go to the emergency room for toothache do so because they have neglected to care for their teeth and have not had regular dental exams and cleanings. These regular visits, usually completely paid for by dental insurance, are far cheaper than an emergency room bill.

Our local Placerville dentists take emergency appointments, because we understand that unexpected injuries and toothaches do happen. If you have a cracked or dislodged tooth, or are experiencing unbearable tooth pain, call us as soon as possible. Receive the relief you need to get on with your life!


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