I have a toothache. Should I see the dentist?
You feel a twinge of discomfort in your tooth that starts to become more uncomfortable throughout the day. Do you contact the dentist or wait until the pain goes away? Especially if it is the weekend, you may feel apprehensive about making a special trip to the dental office.
Here’s why you should contact your St. Paul dentist, Dr. Terry O’Neill, right away.
Tooth Pain Means That Something Is Wrong
Any tooth pain – mild or severe – is an indication that something is wrong. It may not be a serious issue, but the only way to find out is to have a dental exam with your dentist. If you do not have a regular dentist, we welcome new patients on an emergency basis.
A call to our office does not necessarily mean you need to come in right away. A phone call with Dr. O’Neill will help us determine if you need an emergency appointment.
Tooth Pain Can Worsen Quickly
A small annoyance can quickly become a significant pain. Dental conditions, especially an abscess or infection, can advance quickly and leave you feeling desperate. We can help.
We Will Try to Save Your Tooth
As certain conditions progress, an extraction may be the only option. Don’t put your tooth and smile at risk. Just give us a call, and we will do everything we can to restore your comfort and your health!
When my sons tooth was knocked out we panicked... within about three minutes Dr. O'Neill called us right back and we met him down at the office within a half ... Read More