A toothache or pain deep within the gums is always a serious cause for concern. While it can come from a myriad of sources, every toothache should be taken as a symptom of a more dangerous problem. With that in mind, you should not delay in calling 704.873.2211 to schedule an urgent appointment with your dentist, Dr. Packman.
In many instances, a toothache can be linked to some form of tooth decay, whether it is an undetected or previously untreated cavity. This can be especially disconcerting if an infection or abscess has formed deep within the gum tissues.
This could also be the result of trauma caused by a hard fall or blow to the face that harms the root or other internal structures of the tooth. 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.
Rubbing a topical oral analgesic on the surrounding gums or holding a cold compress to your cheek might provide some temporary relief from pain. This is not a long-term treatment strategy; it is only meant to provide relief while you wait to see Dr. Packman.
If you have a toothache in Statesville, NC, you need to call 704.873.2211 to schedule an appointment with us today.