Don't Ignore A Toothache
By Florence Dental Arts
September 14, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Toothache  

Dr. Thomas Cherry is here for you at Florence Dental Arts when you have a toothache. It's important to call your emergency dentist in Florence, SC, at the first sign of trouble. When you delay dental work, you're putting yourself at risk for more complications and more expensive procedures. So come see us as soon as you notice a problem!

What does a toothache mean?

Your tooth is made of if three main layers, the hard enamel outer layer, a softer layer called dentin, and the inner pulp chamber where the soft tissue and nerves are. When plaque builds up on the surface of a tooth it eats away at the enamel, causing a cavity. Cavities will not get better on their own, they will only get worse and deeper towards the pulp without treatment.

When you have a toothache, it's likely that decay has already reached the tooth's pulp, making it sensitive. This is one reason why regular visits are important, to catch cavities when they are still small.

Why should I see my dentist?

You want to call your emergency dentist in Florence, SC, as soon as you notice any pain in your tooth. When a tooth only has a little decay, it can be saved with a small filling that won't compromise the structure of the tooth. When a tooth has been decaying and the decay reaches the tooth's root, you will need a root canal or even extraction and complete tooth replacement. So when you delay dental treatment, it often means more involved and more expensive dental work. Protect your investment in your smile by calling us right away.

Call your emergency dentist in Florence, SC, if you have a toothache. Florence Dental Arts is here to provide comprehensive dental care including fillings to take care of that cavity and get you feeling better! To make an appointment with Dr. Cherry, contact us at (843) 665-6200.