Why You Should Always Respond to a Toothache

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If you are experiencing some form of dental pain, such as a throbbing toothache, tooth sensitivity in one or more teeth, or a chronic ache in your gums, this is usually an important warning sign that your smile is dealing with a significant dental problem. We encourage you to not delay visiting our dentist for a dental exam, as a simple toothache can be a symptom of a genuine dental issue.

If a hard fall or blow to the face has recently befallen you, your mouth may have sustained some damage to the teeth or gums. If you aren’t able to see Dr. Celso Seretti right away, you can manage your discomfort by rinsing away any blood and debris in your mouth with lukewarm salt water and applying a cold compress to any swollen areas of your cheek or jaw for 15 minute intervals.

Dental pain that hasn’t occurred as a result of an accident but is increasing or causing you to feel deep gum pressure may be a symptom of tooth decay or a dental infection. Warning signs of tooth decay include a visible cavity, a lost dental filling, or a tooth fracture that developed seemingly without reason. You can provide temporary relief by coating the gums with a topical oral analgesic or cooling your outer cheek with a cold compress. We encourage you to still see the dentist as soon as possible.

If you are suffering from a toothache in Houston, Texas, call 281-486-9440 as soon as possible and schedule a time to visit Seretti Comprehensive Dentistry for treatment.