Don’t Ignore That Toothache!


Pain is your body’s way of telling you there’s a problem. That includes toothache pain. You might be tempted to ignore a toothache, but that would be a mistake. Before you know it, what was a small problem can turn into something urgent, requiring a trip to OnCall Dental in Fresno.

Many people dismiss toothaches as a minor inconvenience. But trust us: no toothache has ever fixed itself.

There are a lot of reasons for toothaches. Some may be minor, like a popcorn kernel stuck between a tooth and your gum. That might not sound very severe, but sometimes it’s necessary to have popcorn kernels removed by a dentist.

Other causes for toothaches are more alarming:

  • Cracked tooth
  • Tooth decay
  • Lost filling
  • Damaged bridge or crown
  • Infection
  • An abcess

Some of these issues can cause an awful lot of pain. And if there is an infection involved, it could get to the tooth’s root. This could require a root canal, or even an extraction.

To complicate things, there is the likelihood that a toothache could get worse, and require immediate attention, at the least convenient time: the middle of the night, or over the weekend, when most dentist offices are closed. If that happens, remember OnCall Dental – Fresno. We are providers of emergency dental care, including toothache relief. We are open 24/7, and walk-ins are always welcome.