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A Toothache is a Serious Concern Gainesville, GA
woman holds her jaw in a dentist's office

You may not think of it as such, but the body is a complex machine that has thousands of working parts and symptoms allowing it to function properly. When one of those parts is not working properly, it can affect many different areas of the body. Symptoms are the body’s “alert system” that notifies you when things are not as they should be. Your mouth is no exception, and certain symptoms are unique concerning your oral health. A toothache is a significant concern, often the symptom of a serious issue, and it should never be ignored.

If you experience any type of toothache, it is important that you bring it to your dentist’s attention sooner rather than later. The health of your entire mouth literally depends on it. Unlike a sprained ankle, a headache, or a stomach bug, a toothache will not go away on its own. Any time you experience a toothache or discomfort inside your mouth that lasts for longer than five days, it needs to be taken seriously. It is a direct indication that there is an issue that needs your dentist’s intervention.

There are a variety of causes for a toothache, some of which are more distressing than others. Small concerns such as a popcorn kernel stuck below the gum line or mild gingivitis can become very big concerns if they are not dealt with in a timely manner. That popcorn kernel will begin to rot, so do not feel silly going to the dentist only to learn that your favorite snack was caught between your teeth. Mild gingivitis can quickly turn into periodontal disease, and this disease will cause irreversible damage to your entire mouth. Other concerns are rather large from the onset, these include: a cracked or broken tooth, a severe cavity or tooth decay, an infection inside a tooth, or severe gum recession. These large concerns have the potential to ruin your smile for life, and they should never be seen as anything other than a serious concern.

The entire team at Gainesville Dental Group wants to help you achieve optimal oral health. If you have any symptom of a toothache, whether it is seemingly small or large, it needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. Our dental practice is dedicated to providing the highest quality dental care to all our dental patients. Please contact us with any of your oral care needs. Even “just a toothache” is a serious concern that we will help you overcome.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

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!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.