Can I Save My Tooth?

Emergency Extraction or Save the Tooth? One of the most common questions we get from patients who have a toothache is “Can I Save My Tooth?” It’s an understandable question and one that makes perfect sense at the emergency dentist: your tooth hurts. It’s the weekend. You don’t like seeing the dentist. And now you […]

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My Tooth Hurts. Can I Wait to See a Dentist?

Should You Wait to See the Dentist If You Have a Toothache? Do a quick search on Google for “My Tooth Hurts. Can I Wait to See a Dentist?” and see what comes up. In fact, that is probably how you found this article. And undoubtedly you found a thousand forum posts from people asking […]

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Why Does a Toothache Hurt So Bad?

What Makes a Toothache So Painful? Have you ever wondered why your toothache hurts so bad? Some of our patients (patients who have had children) actually have said that their toothache was worse than childbirth. For a toothache! But why? What is Pain? Pain is a signal from your body telling you something is wrong. […]

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Your Toothache Won’t Get Better

Having a toothache SUCKS. No other way to put it. The pain can be unbearable. We even once had a patient — a mother of two, in fact — who said he toothache was worse than childbirth. Now, I certainly can’t compare toothaches and childbirth (nor would I ever dare to try!). The fact remains: […]

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Dental Infections Can Be Deadly

The Risks of Dental Infections Did you know that a dental infection — or abscess — can be deadly? It’s no joking matter. Consider the intro to this article published in The Daily Mail: Toothache nearly cost me my life A teenager nearly died after being turned away by the NHS eight times for a […]

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