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Just like when you’re sick with something that feels like a cold, but might be something worse, we tend to wait to see a dentist until we’re sure a problem tooth isn’t just a temporary toothache. After all, who has the time to waste on an appointment just to hear that nothing’s wrong?

However, the truth is that, just like with other medical problems, you likely need to see a dentist immediately when you’ve identified a tooth that’s a problem. Regardless of how minor the problem may be, you need to get it taken care of as soon as possible.

When is it serious?
A common question that a dentist will field is when to know if a problem tooth is actually a problem. Risk factors will change from person to person. But generally, a tooth is a problem the minute that you notice it. If Dr. Feldman doesn’t notice it during your usual checkup, then it means it’s likely a quick-onset issue. Those are the types of problems that should give you concern for your long-term oral health.

What do I do?
You likely just have a toothache, so don’t get too worried. However, you’ll want to call the team here at James K Feldman DDS in Washington, District Of Columbia, as soon as possible. The quicker you get in to get treatment, the easier treatment will be. That means you have less to worry about when looking at your future oral health.

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 202-362-8412.