A toothache can be caused by several different things. Common sources include an untreated cavity, dental trauma, a bad filling, or issues with your periodontal health. This can cause pain, heightened sensitivity, general discomfort, or a feeling of pressure deep within your gums.
In a situation like this, you might need to apply some basic first-aid measures while you seek professional care at our dental office in Wichita, Kansas.
You might be able to reduce the pain and discomfort by taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, or by rubbing a little oral analgesic on the nearby gums. If the toothache was caused by a blow to the face, you might be able to reduce any swelling by holding a cold compress to your cheek.
The source and severity of the toothache will determine the treatment method that our dentists use to relieve the toothache pain. This often calls for them to perform root canal therapy to excise any damaged or decayed structures from within the tooth.
Once this is done, our dentists can rebuild sufficient structure to anchor a dental crown in your mouth.
If it’s warranted, our dentists might provide you with a prescription for antibiotics or pain management medication.
If you are in the Wichita, Kansas, area and you are experiencing toothache pain, you should call 316-687-2110 to seek treatment at Cambridge Family Dentistry.