There’s no question about it: You have a toothache. However, when we do question you about it, are you going to be able to give us an in-depth explanation about the type of discomfort you’re experiencing? Or, do you realize that aside from saying, “It hurts!” you aren’t really full of helpful adjectives at the moment to paint a detailed picture of what’s happening inside your mouth? To help you feel much more prepared and aware of your oral health and how to better communicate in this instance, our Cleveland, TX team extends some terms you may want to keep in mind!
Remember The Word “Persistent”
We begin by reminding you that there are toothaches that stay with you throughout the day (and day after day, if you wait to contact our team). Then, there are those that tend to come and go. Remember that this is a good thing to share with us! If it’s steady and what you might refer to as unrelenting, then you could most certainly classify this as “persistent.”
Consider Severity Words Like “Mild” Or “Moderate” And More
Another consideration is the severity of your toothache. Is it just sort of there but it doesn’t really bother you? If so, that’s quite mild. Are you aware of the discomfort and you even feel like you need to take an over-the-counter pain reliever to keep it from interfering with your day? You might call this medium-level ache “moderate.” Anything beyond that, which you find extreme is something you would classify as “extreme.” Let us know, when you call us, so we can more easily determine the potential cause of your toothache and the extent of the issue.
Let’s Really Characterize It
Are you dealing with what you would describe as stabbing pain? Or a dull ache? Do your best to rely on these words or any others that come to your mind for an easier means of letting us know what type of toothache you have. Of course, when we take X-rays of your smile and fully examine your teeth, will be able to figure out what’s going on. However, with that said, it’s always helpful for us to gain a thorough understanding of what you’re feeling (and this is often helpful when you’re calling us to set up a dental visit).
Contact Us About Tooth Pain Immediately
Never wait it out when you develop a toothache. Instead, remember to contact us the second you begin experiencing this problem, so we can quickly treat a problem and get your oral health and comfort back on track. Call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland and all surrounding communities.