Is a toothache always a dental emergency?
When teeth become painful, it is a sign that a condition has advanced to a critical state. Most dental conditions are silent and asymptomatic in their early stages, which is why x-rays, dental cleanings, and exams are essential. Catching problems with routine dental x-rays and an exam with one of our experienced dentists will allow us to take care of oral conditions before they become painful emergencies.
We treat dental emergencies in our Lake Worth dental office with same-day appointments whenever possible.
A toothache, pain, or swelling of the face, neck, jaw, or gums are a clear indication that professional treatment is necessary. While over-the-counter medications can reduce discomfort, but will not solve the problem. You can expect it to worsen.
We understand that patients avoid dental treatment for a number of reasons. It might be fear of the dentist, financial concerns, or shame regarding the current state of their oral health that keeps patients out of the dental chair. Our compassionate team is here to reassure you that even when you have a dental emergency, our Lake Worth dentists will always make your comfortable care a priority and never make you feel bad about the status of your oral health.