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A toothache can be caused by several sources. Many of them carry serious complications. Regardless of the source, your dentist, Dr. Gary Cappelletti, always recommends seeking immediate treatment to minimize further pain and complications.

If you suspect your toothache is directly related to a recent trauma, such as a blow to the face, it could be that the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth was damaged. You can try to rub the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic to help soothe the pain. Just keep in mind that this is a temporary relief of the symptoms and not a long-term treatment strategy.

If your 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.

On the average, toothache pain is most commonly related to an untreated cavity that has penetrated deep into the pulp or root of the tooth. To stop the pain and prevent future complications, you will need to have your dentist treat and repair the tooth as soon as possible. Without timely treatment, it could potentially lead to a serious infection in the gums.

If you have a toothache in Danville, California, you should not delay in calling El Cerro Dental at 925-837-8564 to seek timely diagnosis and treatment.