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A toothache is often described as a strong pain localized within one or two teeth or within the gums. In some extreme cases, this might also be accompanied with pressure in the surrounding tissues.

If there was no obvious traumatic event that preceded the toothache, then it most likely means that undiagnosed or untreated tooth decay has penetrated the sensitive interior structures of the tooth. This might call for having your dentist, Dr. Denver Palmer, perform a root canal to remove any areas of decay or infected structures in the tooth.

If the toothache can be attributed to a recent trauma, such as a blow to the face or a hard fall, it might be that the internal structures of the tooth are damaged. If you have blood and debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This might also soothe injured gums while you set up an appointment at Cedar Pointe Family Dentistry.

For temporary relief of pain, you might also try rubbing topical oral analgesic onto the surrounding gums. Just keep in mind that while this might numb the area in the short term, it should not be seen as an effective treatment of the underlying problem.

If you are suffering with a toothache in Farmington, New Mexico, you should call (505) 327.0044 to schedule an appointment.