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A toothache is often thought of as a pain or uncomfortable pressure within a tooth or gums. When it occurs, it is a salient sign that the tooth is suffering from trauma, tooth decay or infection.

If there is no obvious traumatic event that preceded the toothache, then it most likely means that tooth decay has penetrated the sensitive pulp or root of the tooth. In many of these cases, Drs.Kang and Cho will need to perform a root canal. If an infected root has caused a dangerous abscess to form, they might need to extract the tooth.

If the pain is associated with a recent oral trauma, such as a blow to the face or a hard fall, it might be that the internal structures of the tooth are damaged. If you have blood and debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This might also soothe injured gums while you set up an appointment at Smile Oxford Valley Dental Associates.

You can try rubbing topical oral analgesic onto the surrounding gums for temporary relief. Just keep in mind that this is not an effective long-term treatment plan.

If you’re suffering with a toothache in Fairless Hill, Pennsylvania, you should not delay in calling 215-949-2929 to have it examined and treated at Smile Oxford Valley Dental Associates.