A Toothache Is a Symptom of a Larger Problem That Needs Timely Treatment

A deep ache inside a tooth or in your gums is commonly referred to as a toothache. While you might be able to apply topical oral analgesic to the gums for temporary relief, the toothache is likely a symptom of a more serious problem that needs treatment.

If you’ve suffered recent trauma to your mouth, like a hard fall or blow to the face, it’s possible that the accident may have damaged the sensitive internal structures of the tooth or gums. If you have blood and debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. If there is swelling in your lip or cheek, you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.

If the toothache isn’t related to recent trauma and you feel pressure deep inside your gums, it could be a sign of advanced tooth decay or infection. This is even more likely if that tooth has an untreated cavity or has recently lost a filling. Even if there are no overt signs of decay, the tooth will still need timely treatment and repair to alleviate the pain.

If you have a toothache in New York, New York, you need to call your dentist, Dr. Wynatte Chu, at 347-868-6546 for immediate diagnosis and treatment.

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