A toothache can be caused by several different things. While it is most often a result of advanced tooth decay compromising the sensitive internal structure of a tooth, there are also less obvious things that could be the source. Regardless of the underlying cause, a toothache should always be seen as a warning sign of something that demands immediate attention.
There are a few key considerations and tips offered by [practice_name] to help you deal with toothache pain while you are waiting to see us.
If you’ve experienced direct trauma such as a blow to the face or a hard fall that is associated with the pain, it could be that the dentin, pulp, or root of the tooth was damaged. If you have blood and debris in your mouth, you can rinse it away with lukewarm salt water. This can also soothe injured gum tissues.
You can try to rub the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic to help soothe the pain. 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.
Toothache pain is commonly related to issues with unaddressed tooth decay. To stop the problem and prevent future complications, you will need Dr. [doctor_name] to repair or restore the decayed tooth as soon as possible. Left unaddressed, it could potentially lead to a serious infection in the gums.
If you have a toothache in [city], [state], you should call [practice_name] as soon as possible, at [phone] to schedule an appointment with our dentist.