Toothaches can vary in intensity and secondary symptoms. While they can be caused by a few different things, the pain is often a sign of a more serious oral distress in your mouth. The longer you wait to seek professional care, the more likely you are to experience serious complications.
Rubbing a topical oral analgesic on the surrounding gums or holding a cold compress to your cheek might provide some temporary relief from pain. However, this is not a long-term treatment strategy; it is only meant to provide relief while you await your appointment at Preston Family Dentistry.
Many toothaches are related in some way to a cavity. This is usually from a cavity that has gone too long without professional treatment. Pressure or pain in the gums is of particular concern as it could be a sign that a dangerous abscess or infection has formed in the gums.
This often calls for endodontic care that involves Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr performing a root canal. Once the infected structures have been addressed, Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr can then install a dental crown to fully restore the tooth’s presence in your mouth.
If the tooth decay has developed a large abscess or if it caused the tooth to fracture near the gumline, it might not be viable for treatment by a root canal. For a tooth in this dire condition, Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr might recommend a total extraction. Once your gums have healed and any infection concerns have eased, she can then help you decide if you would like to restore the tooth with a dental bridge or dental implant.
If you live in the Dallas, Texas, area and you are suffering from a toothache, you should call 972-447-9707 to have it professionally treated and restored at Preston Family Dentistry.