Sometimes an accidental fall or blow to the face can impact a tooth without causing any initial pain or causing overt damage to the tooth’s enamel layer. In some of these cases, you might only suffer some minor swelling or facial bruising.
But a few days later, you could develop a toothache or pain in the surrounding gums. This could indicate that inflammation has developed deep in the gums near the root or nerve of the tooth. In a case like this, you should not delay in schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Seth Rumley.
While you are waiting for your appointment at Midtown Dental, you might find pain relief by gently rubbing a little oral analgesic on the underlying gums to provide some temporary pain relief. If the toothache pain caused by a previous oral trauma, Dr. Rumley may need to perform a root canal. This treatment process is designed to remove the infected pulp if the tooth.
If you are in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area, and you’ve suffered a toothache from a recent oral trauma you should call 919-847-8074 to have it diagnosed and treated by Dr. Rumley and his staff.