This is an urgent sign that you need a dentist. The best you can do for your dental health is to have twice yearly check-ups, paid for by your health insurance provider, as is a yearly cleaning and fluoridation treatment. However, if you have tooth ache visit your dentist. First we will alleviate the pain, then treat the problem. We will work with you to save the tooth, our top priority. If this is not possible we will extract the tooth and replace it.