Thinking Your Dental Pain Will Go Away?

Just a little toothache that is intermittently bothersome? Two days of throbbing pain and patiently waiting for the next day when you suspect the pain will subside?  Bleeding gums when brushing which seems like a momentary inconvenience?  Have pain that only wakes you up briefly at night? Contending with sensitivity when brushing? These are some of the questions that may allow you to brush off your dental pain.  In truth, the first question to ask yourself when you have dental pain is “where is my dentist?”

Dental pain is not usually the type of pain that will ever go way without treatment. Most of the time, dental pain can be avoided by going to your dentist regularly and maintaining your oral hygiene. When this is not the case, a host of issues can arise. Small chips, gaps and cracks can be troublesome. Decay on your teeth and at the gum line may occur. Unhealthy habits, such as tooth grinding, can play havoc on your teeth. From time to time, adjustments to your tooth restorations and your bite may need to be made with the help of your dentist.   So, let’s check out the two factors that tend to hold people back from visiting their dentist and explore the ways to solve those problems.


People no longer have to let finances prevent them from getting the dental treatment they need, when they need it. Most dental practices work with dental finance companies who serve people of all levels of credit worthiness. In fact, some programs offer better rates than credit card companies.

Dental Phobia

Dental phobia does not have to be an issue for people who need dental work. Sedation dentistry that is available today takes the fear and anxiety out of dentistry, while providing virtually pain free relaxation for dental treatments.

No, dental issues do not go away by themselves. But dental financing and sedation dentistry have come to the forefront to alleviate the strains associated with managing dental pain.

If you are interested in general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, contact Dr. Mark Sweeney, an Austin Texas cosmetic dentist, for a consultation at 512-380-1300.