Don't Ignore a Painful Tooth. It Might Indicate a Serious Infection That Requires a Root Canal
Unfortunately, dentistry is the task that tends to fall to the bottom of everyone’s to-do list.
So you skip a dental cleaning once in a while because nothing hurts, thinking that you’ll catch it next time around. Then one day you feel the dreaded twinge in your tooth; you take anti-inflammatories thinking that you can trick the uncomfortable feeling into submission. But you’re an educated adult, so you know that this is only going to buy you so much time, and sure enough a week later, the pain is so intense you can’t function.
At this point, you really can’t ignore the toothache anymore. And it’s a good thing because the pain ...