A toothache can be quite disconcerting. Even if you can reduce the pain with a topical anesthetic or icing, you should still not delay in seeking professional treatment at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center. A toothache is almost always a sign of a more serious and potentially dangerous condition in your mouth.
If you suspect the toothache is directly related to a recent trauma, such as a blow to the face, it could be that the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth was damaged. You can try to rub the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic to help soothe the pain. Just keep in mind that this is a temporary relief of the symptoms and not a long-term treatment strategy.
If the toothache was caused by trauma and there is swelling in your lip or cheek, you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.
On the average, a toothache is most commonly related to untreated tooth decay that has penetrated deep into the pulp or root of the tooth. To effectively treat the pain and prevent future complications, you will need to have your dentist, Dr. McFatter, treat and repair the tooth as soon as possible. Without timely treatment, it could potentially lead to a serious infection in the gums.
If you have a toothache in Thomasville, Georgia, you should not delay in calling 1-800-521-7275 to schedule an appointment at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center.