Sometimes an accidental fall or other household accident can cause a blow to the face. While this can certainly traumatize the soft tissues in your mouth, it is also possible to harm one of your teeth without immediately noticing it.
If you experience a toothache a few days after the incident it might indicate that something was damaged within the tooth, socket, or underlying gums. The delayed pain might mean that inflammation has set into the area distressing the tooth’s nerve.
In a situation like this you should not delay in seeking professional treatment at Dr. Wendy Quiroz’s dental office in Clovis, California.
While you await your appointment you might find some temporary relief by rubbing the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic or by taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Just keep in mind that this is a temporary relief and not a long-term treatment strategy.
After examining the tooth and taking some X-rays Dr. Wendy Quiroz will recommend the most applicable treatment method. This often calls for performing a root canal. This endodontic treatment will remove the tooth enamel layer as well any other traumatized components within the tooth. Then Dr. Wendy Quiroz will rebuild the internal structure of the tooth in preparation for a dental crown restoration.
If you live in the Clovis, California, area and you are suffering with a toothache from oral trauma, you should call 559-299-9211 to seek treatment at Wendy Quiroz, DDS.