My tooth is causing me so much pain. For the past few days the pain has been so terrible that it has made me vomit. It’s keeping me up at night too. The best way I can describe it is that it seems to radiate from my tooth, along my cheek, and over to my ear. I called the dentist but they can’t get me in for several weeks. Do you have any advice?
- Paul in Arizona
Sorry to hear you are in so much pain. You shouldn’t have to suffer. There are many emergency dentists out there that can help you. So if your dentist can’t see you right away, you may want to call around. Many dentists build their practice around being available for emergencies and often can get you in the same day you call.
A toothache is often an indicator of a more serious problem. It could be a tooth infection, in which case you will need to have a root canal treatment. The sooner you get into the dentist, increases that chances that your tooth can be saved. Most dentists will do whatever they can to save a tooth so it does not need to be extracted.
If it is passed the point of saving, a dental implant is the best solution to replace a missing tooth. It not only looks and feels like your natural tooth, it functions just like it.
So don’t delay! Get into a dentist as soon as possible so you don’t have to deal with the agonizing pain any longer.
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