A Toothache Might Be Related to a Recent Oral Trauma
Athletes who forgo the use of a protective mouth guard are at increased risk of suffering from oral trauma and fractured teeth. Sometimes a blow to the face might only cause swelling and minor bleeding at first, without any noticeable damage to the nearby teeth.
Yet within a day or two you might notice increasing toothache pain developing in one of more of these teeth. This could be a sign that latent inflammation and pressure placed on the root or nerve of the tooth is causing distress
In a situation like this it’s best to have the problem examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Rafael A. Perez.
If you need help managing the pain while you await your appointment, you might find a little relief rubbing some topical oral analgesic. It might also help to take a standard dose of some over the counter pain medication.
After assessing the problem, Dr. Rafael A. Perez can help you understand your treatment options. If the root of the tooth might be significantly traumatized, calling for Dr. Rafael A. Perez to perform a root canal. This endodontic therapy will effectively remove traumatized material before restoring sufficient structure to secure a dental crown restoration.
If you live in the Wichita Falls, Texas, area and you are experiencing toothache pain for any reason, you should not delay in calling 940-692-2851 to have it examined and treated at Stone Lake Dental.