Persistent dental discomfort in the form of a deep ache in the gums, throbbing toothache, or tooth sensitivity is often a warning from your smile that something is wrong. If you develop a toothache, even a minor one, you should see a dentist as soon as possible to determine if you have a larger dental problem.
If your dental pain developed after a hard fall or blow to the face, your teeth or gums may have become damaged. Until you are able to see Dr. Zachary Flink, reduce your discomfort by using a lukewarm salt water rinse to remove any blood and debris from your mouth and treat swelling with a cold compress for about 15 minutes at a time.
If you didn’t have an accident but your dental pain is growing worse or causing pressure, you could have a dental infection or tooth decay. Look for signs such as a lost or damaged dental filling, visible cavity, or a tooth fracture. Rub the gums with a topical oral analgesic or apply a cold compress to your outer cheek to relieve dental pain until you are able to visit Zachary Flink, DDS for treatment.
To learn more about how to treat a toothache in Carrollton, Texas, call 972-492-0411 today. Don’t delay contacting our office for an appointment if you are suffering from dental pain.