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Toothache pain should never be taken lightly. In most instances a pain localized in a single tooth or the surrounding gums, is likely a result of a more serious problem developing. Ignoring it could put your oral health in extreme peril.

Sometimes a recent trauma like an accidental hard fall or a blow to the face, can damage the internal structures of a tooth without any overt signs. However, most toothaches are related to some form of tooth decay or an undiagnosed or ignored cavity. Dr. Austin Baker will need to address the decayed tooth quickly. Timely treatment and repair can prevent further complications. If the problem continues to go ignored, it could result in an abscess or other serious infection in the gums.

For temporary relief of toothache pain, you can try to rub your gums with a topical oral analgesic. If the toothache was caused by trauma and there is swelling in your lip or cheek you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.

If you have a toothache, as a result of a recent trauma, or you suspect that you have a cavity that requires treatment, you should not delay in contacting Dr. Austin Baker’s office in Spring, Texas at 832-616-8822 to set up an urgent appointment.