Don’t suffer – fix tooth pain at the first sign
We’ve all been there. Out of nowhere, one day you wake up and you feel the ache of tooth pain in your mouth. Unfortunately, tooth pain rarely, if ever, will just go away on its own without addressing the underlying cause first!
At Spokane Family Smiles, we care deeply about our patients and the dental problems they face. Our Spokane Valley tooth pain dentist treats tooth pain like we treat all dental ailments — with compassion and a personalized touch that puts your unique experience at the center. Dr. Shumway and the rest of our team are here to help you feel better!
Common toothache symptoms
A sharp and, at times, sudden pain in your mouth
Dull throbbing in your mouth, jaw, or face
Pain when chewing or drinking/eating something cold or hot
Pain or bleeding when brushing or flossing
Experiencing sudden tooth pain? We offer same-day emergency appointments!
Need help ASAP? We offer emergency appointments right here at our Spokane Valley tooth pain dentist office. Call us today to get the care you need and get back to feeling like yourself.
What causes tooth pain?
Tooth pain is caused by any number of dental problems but is most commonly caused by advanced tooth decay or a damaged tooth of some sort. No matter the conditions of your tooth pain, Dr. Shumway will perform an exam to get to the bottom of the root cause to ensure that once it is treated, it is pain-free for good!
Common Toothache Treatments
The exact treatment method for your tooth pain will vary based on the root cause of your pain. We commonly recommend the following treatment to treat tooth pain:
Dr. Shumway believes that patients are the best judge of whether or not they should move forward with treatment. When we recommend a course of care he will put the decision in your hands, empowering you to make the best choice for you and your family.
IV and Oral Sedation
Common tooth pain questions
Is tooth pain a dental emergency?
While not all tooth pain is considered a dental emergency, in many cases it is. No matter the reason for your tooth pain, get in touch with us ASAP to get into our office quickly.
How can I make my tooth feel better until I make it to the office?
The best way to reduce pain in the meantime is to…
- Rinse mouth with warm saltwater
- Take over-the-counter pain relievers as directed
- Avoiding hot, cold, or sticky foods or beverages
Can I prevent tooth pain in the future?
The best way to prevent tooth pain in the future is to adhere to good oral hygiene at home, in addition to attending twice-yearly cleanings and exams. At your exam, we’ll be able to identify dental problems early, increasing the likelihood that we’ll fix any dental issues before they become painful.
What will happen if I don’t treat my tooth pain?
Depending on the exact reason for your tooth pain, different outcomes are possible. This includes infection spreading, losing a tooth, and advanced gum disease, among many other possibilities. Timely dental care will always reduce the amount of damage that can or will occur!
Smile Care Dental Savings Plan
A great option for those without dental insurance! Our dental savings plan is designed to help you and your family save significantly on preventive and restorative services.
Membership includes cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays, as well as significantly reduced fees for restorative and surgical procedures.
Benefits of membership run for 12 months.
No deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, or denial of claims.
We accept most insurance plans
Unsure if we accept your plan? Reach out to our team! We’ll help you determine coverage so you can make the right financial decision for your family. Please note that we do not accept Washington Apple Health.
For those without insurance, we offer several payment options, including CareCredit and our office savings program.