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Do you know when to take a toothache to the dentist? Not many people do, since we tend to wait to see a dentist until we’re sure a problem tooth isn’t just a temporary toothache, but something much more serious.

The truth is that you need to see a dentist as soon as you think something is wrong. Whether it’s a minor toothache or something more serious, the sooner you come in, the better off your oral health will be.

When is it serious?
A dentist is often asked for a list of warning signs of when to come in versus when to treat issues at home. Obviously, these things will vary from person to person. But generally, a tooth is a problem the minute that you notice it. If Dr. Ron Ranson doesn’t notice it during your usual check up, then it means it’s likely a quick-onset issue.

What do I do?
Toothaches that won’t go away are signs of something going on, but you shouldn’t get too worried. Chances are, it’s just a toothache. However, you’ll want to call the team here at Ranson & Ranson DDS PC Family Dental in Morton, Illinois, as soon as possible. Quick treatment means comfortable, effective treatment. And there’s a much smaller risk of other problems developing as well.

We don’t want to see you battle with oral health problems, especially when they’re easily prevented. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 309-263-2021.