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A Toothache Means Trouble Jefferson, GA
Tooth Pain Jefferson GA

Some things are easy to disregard, while other things simply can’t be ignored. When it comes to your oral health, something that should never be overlooked is any type of toothache.

It is easy to try to ignore a toothache, thinking it will go away on its own. However, it is that exact thinking that can get people into a great deal of trouble. You see, a toothache is actually a symptom of an oral health issue within the mouth, and it should never be ignored.

Many people try to treat symptoms rather than find out the underlying cause of a symptom. If you are regularly taking over-the-counter pain medication to alleviate the discomfort of a tooth, it is time to visit your dentist. Taking care of your teeth needs to be a high priority because your teeth are unique features. Each tooth within your mouth is an individual living feature, and if you do not give it the proper care and attention that it needs, it will die.

A toothache that lasts for more than a few days indicates that your tooth is damaged or infected. Causes of damage and infection can vary in level of concern, but ignoring a tooth that is damaged or infected will only make matters worse. The most common causes of tooth pain are:

  • A cavity that needs to be filled
  • The loss of a filling
  • Gum recession
  • Gum disease
  • A cracked tooth
  • An abscess
  • An infected tooth

Please note that none of these causes of tooth pain will go away on their own. Every issue listed above requires professional dental intervention to save your tooth and protect your entire smile.

All of your teeth work together to create your smile. If something is wrong with one tooth, your neighboring teeth are vulnerable to the same damage or infection. Please do not ignore any toothache. At Jefferson Dental Care, we want to help solve the cause of your pain and restore your oral health. Call us today.

Posted on behalf of Jefferson Dental Care

Our Patient Reviews

Jefferson Dental Care

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 8 reviews

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Karen W.

We have had great experiences with Dr Gannon and Dr Vetter and their entire staff. They make you feel at ease and therefore we don't dread going to the dentist anymore

Barbara S.

This office is wonderful, Dr. Gannon is amazing super nice and the staff are so sweet. Thank you all for a great experience

Mindi C.

I live and work in Habersham but I have used this group for 15 years. I will drive the distance to see them because they are the best !! See you in 12/15/14 Dr Vetter.

Malcolm W.

Great folks!!! All the folks there are special ... Gotta love that Doctor Vetter!!!

Lee L.

What a GREAT experience!!! Dr Vetter is AWESOME!!

Wanda B.

Dr. Paul gannon is the best...

Caroline W.

Very friendly staff, professional and knowledgeable.

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Contact Us

1689 Old Pendergrass Road Suite 310
Jefferson GA, 30549

Tel: (706) 367-0010

Opening Hours

Monday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Our office will be altering our office hours starting on Monday March 23rd to do our part in preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. We will be available for emergency patients only; No elective treatment will be performed. Emergency patients will still need an appointment to be seen Monday – Thursday 9am – 1pm. We do ask if you or a family member has had the following that you reschedule your emergency appointment: fever within the last 24 hours, severe headache, vomiting, shortness of breath, abdominal pain or traveled outside of the country within the last 21 days. We are following the government, CDC, and ADA recommendations of social distancing and we ask you to do the same.