Pain localized within one or two teeth is always a cause for concern. This could also be accompanied by a pain or pressure radiating from within the gums. Any form of toothache should be taken seriously. The longer you delay in seeking treatment, the more likely the problem is to exacerbate.
Here at Niles Dental, your dentist will start by examining the tooth and taking a few X-rays. Once he has diagnosed the nature and extent of the problem, he will recommend a course of treatment.
If there is no direct trauma connected to the toothache, it likely means that a cavity has penetrated the sensitive interior structures of the tooth. In many of these cases, Dr. Raymond R. Niles will need to perform a root canal to remove any areas of decay or infected structures in the tooth.
If you suspect the toothache is the result of a recent oral trauma, it might have damaged the internal structure of the tooth. Any blood and debris in your mouth can be rinsed away with lukewarm saltwater. This might also soothe injured gums while you set up an appointment at Niles Dental.
You could try rubbing a topical oral analgesic on your gums to provide a little short-term relief. Just keep in mind that while this might numb the area in the short term, it should not be seen as an effective treatment of the underlying problem.
If you’re suffering from a toothache in Woodbridge, Virginia, you should not delay in calling 703.494.4101 to seek treatment at Niles Dental.