A pain deep in your gums, jaw or inside of a specific tooth should be taken as a serious warning sign that something has gone wrong in your mouth. You should be especially concerned if there isn’t a known source of trauma that caused the pain. When you feel a toothache you should call your dentist as soon as possible. They can give you advice on the best course of action and schedule an appointment to resolve the problem before it can escalate into something more serious.
Severe tooth decay, advanced gum disease and general infection in the gums are some of the more common causes of a toothache.
If a suffered a blow to the face or a fall that is directly followed by pain and swelling, you can gently hold a cold compress on the area to provide some relief. A topical dental anesthetic, can also be lightly massaged onto the surrounding gums to ease the pain in the short term. If you have blood or debris in your mouth you can rinse the area with salt water.
The sooner you can get to your dentist the better the chances are we can assess the situation to help alleviate the pain. If you have a toothache you should call us at 952-841-0122 to schedule an appointment.