What constitutes a need for emergency dental care? Can you tell if you’re going to need a root canal? Does having a toothache necessarily mean you have a cavity? Those are all valid questions, and in the age of the internet, chances are that doing a quick search will lead you to a lot of conflicting results.

For example, if you type something like is a toothache always a cavity into Google, you’ll be met with dozens (or perhaps even hundreds) of pages of results. Although search engines seem to do a pretty darned good job of finding us the information we want, unfortunately more often than not, the more we read, the more questions we’ll have. So you click the first result and read something to the effect of “toothaches are generally a sign of a cavity, although it could be something else.” Good information, but not particularly helpful in this situation.

So you move onto result number two which might say something like, “a toothache could simply be that you haven’t flossed well enough and have something in between your teeth that’s irritating your gums.” So you grab the floss and go to town, but the toothache persists.

What Should You Do?

Although the internet and search engines are incredibly helpful in learning how to do everything from score a game of cricket to build a dining room table using nothing but hand tools, unfortunately there are still situations where Google can’t quite solve the problem for you. So what are you to do?

Well, first of all, we’ll throw this one out there. A toothache doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a cavity. Just like the hypothetical first result, it could be something else entirely. Here’s what your search results may not have told you–because it could be a number of different things, it’s important to see a dentist whether you think you’ve solved the problem or not.

Here’s the solution:

In the case of the hypothetical toothache (that almost sounds like a Sherlock Holmes mystery, doesn’t it?), the only way you’ll be able to know what’s going on is to schedule an appointment with your local dental clinic. Because a toothache could be anything from a simple cavity to an abscessed tooth to a cracked tooth, you’ll want to have someone who can do an in-depth analysis and get to the root of the problem, ensuring that you get the most effective treatment possible.

Wondering what the cause of your toothache is? To put it simply, the best way to figure it out is to see a dentist.

Luckily for You, You’ve Found the Best Dentist in Denver, North Carolina

At Summit Family Dentistry, we’re committed to helping our patients have the happiest, healthiest mouths on the planet. Our friendly and helpful staff is here to make sure that you’re comfortable during your visit and we’ve even gone so far as to offer incredibly comfortable memory foam patient chairs, cozy blankets, complimentary coffee and water, and Netflix in each operatory so you can watch the latest episode of Sherlock (hey, there’s Sherlock Holmes again–must be the rule of twos!). We’ve made it our goal to go above and beyond for every single patient who walks through the door whether they’re regular visitors or this is their first time at Summit Family Dentistry.

The thing that makes us different is that we truly and genuinely care about the wellbeing of our patients and we want nothing more than to make a real difference. Your smile is our biggest priority and our patient-centered approach means that we put you and your needs first every time. It’s as simple as that.

We’re Here to Help

Whether your toothache ends up being a cavity that needs filled or something else entirely, you can count on us to provide you with helpful and friendly assistance all throughout the process. We know that you didn’t plan to have a toothache, and thus a trip to the dentist isn’t something you were expecting, but we want you to know that we’ll do everything we can to make your day a bit better.

From routine teeth whitening to a root canal treatment, we can do it all at Summit Family Dentistry. You can even bring your kids with you because we practice pediatric dentistry, ensuring that your kids start their dental health out on the right foot.

No matter what your reason for visiting us is, you can rest assured that helping you to achieve your best smile is what we strive for, so why not schedule an appointment today? You may notice that we’re only open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to start, but we’ll be adding more days to our schedule as our practice continues to grow. So stop in and see us today, because we look forward to seeing you!