When Your Tooth Hurts, Call Your Dentist

Concerned businesswoman with dental issue

There are certain times when you just know you need to see a doctor. Perhaps it is for a broken bone or an infected toenail or even lingering headaches that do not go away. Any abnormal occurrences with your health or parts of your body that are in pain or are not functioning correctly need professional medical attention. This includes your teeth.

Teeth are living features inside the human body that can become infected and die. Each individual tooth has its own life system made up of a direct blood supply, roots, and nerves. There are two significant reasons to pay attention to anything out of the norm with your teeth:

  • Because each tooth is a living feature, it can die.
  • If there is something wrong with one tooth, that problem can easily and quickly cause issues with neighboring teeth, the gum line, and your entire oral health.

It is essential to think of your mouth as a vital component of your life. Without a healthy smile made up of strong and healthy teeth, your mouth will not function properly. One of the first signs that something is wrong within your mouth is a tooth that hurts.

A toothache can be caused by several reasons, some of which are minor and others that are severe. A tooth with a cavity present will become sensitive to temperatures and sweet foods. A cavity that is not filled promptly will develop into a decaying tooth. A decaying tooth that is not addressed will become infected. If an infected tooth is not treated, the tooth will die. Any infection within one tooth will transfer to neighboring teeth, and a whole downward spiral will occur.

Your dentist wants nothing but the best for your oral health. When you have a tooth that hurts, call your dentist. Even if you think that it is a “minor pain,” it is crucial that you have it evaluated and for any issues to be addressed. Believe us when we say that when it comes to a toothache, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Contact Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry today with any and all of your oral health care needs. We are dedicated to providing the best in dental care for you to achieve optimal oral health.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481

FAX: (843) 577-4653


Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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