It all starts with a phone call. The first step in taking care of a toothache is a visit to the dental office to determine the source of the pain. Many times the best way to make a diagnosis is to take an x-ray, which allows an in-depth look at what is happening in areas that cannot otherwise be seen by looking in the mouth.
Once the source of the pain is identified, the dentist will present to you the best course of treatment to get your pain under control as quickly and easily as possible. However, if you or your loved ones feel that an emergency is life threatening, do not hesitate to call 911 or visit an emergency room. Your health is the most important thing.