When you ignore severe dental pain, it might subside eventually, but this isn’t necessarily a good thing. In the case of dental decay, patients might assume that when their pain has gone their dental problems have gone. What is really happening is your dental tissue is dying, which kills the nerve endings and halts your pain. When your pain eventually returns, it will be worse than before.
In the case of facial trauma, you might feel better after a few days, but without an X-ray to assess the damage, it will be impossible to know if your teeth have been damaged. This could mean more problems in the future. If you suffer a facial trauma, you should always visit the dentist to assess the extent of the damage.
If you aren’t sure if your dental problem is an emergency, call our helpful office to schedule an appointment. If we believe that your dental problem is an emergency, we will schedule your appointment for the same day if possible, subject to availability.