Dental Pain Relief

Dental Emergencies

A toothache or dental pain is usually caused by a dental condition or problem such as a cavity, severe tooth decay, a tooth or gum abscess, a cracked tooth, exposed tooth root, gum disease or TMJ (jaw joint) disorders. The severity of a toothache can vary greatly, from a mild dull ache to sharp and excruciating pain. A toothache may become worse when exposed to temperature fluctuations of foods and beverages or by the act of chewing. A thorough oral examination, which includes dental x-rays, can help determine whether the origin of a toothache is coming from a tooth or jaw problem and what dental condition is creating it.

Urgent Dental Care

If you are having a dental emergency, we advise the following:

New patients and existing patients, please call our office immediately: 253-833-2200

If it is outside of our normal business hours and you are a patient of record, when you call our office you will be instructed on how to get a hold of Dr. Durflinger or one of our team members who can help you with your dental emergency.

Please note: Dr. Marie Durflinger does not write prescriptions for pain medication to new patients after hours.


Time to schedule an appointment?

Here at Auburn Family Dental, we strive to create an amazing dental experience for you and your loved ones. We build an emotional connection with each and every patient we serve because we take care of both you and your smile! We welcome you to become part of our dental family! Are you ready to schedule your appointment with us?

Call us at ( 253) 833-2200 or easily fill out our online request form today!