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A toothache can occur from several different sources. While you might be tempted to tough it out in hopes that the pain subsides, it is likely not wise as there could very likely be a more significant underlying problem afoot. This is a particularly dangerous strategy if you also feel discomfort or pressure in the gums.

Most cases of toothaches, they are the result of untreated tooth decay that has penetrated the sensitive pulp or root of the tooth. In extreme cases, it could even be the result of an infection or abscess forming in the gums. The severity of the decay will determine the treatment options Dr. Dexter Inniss recommends.

You can try rubbing topical oral analgesic onto the surrounding gums for temporary relief of toothache pain. Just keep in mind that while this might numb the area in the short term, it shouldn’t be used as an effective treatment of the underlying problem.

If you live in the Conyers, Georgia, area and you are suffering with toothache pain, you should not delay in calling 770-760-7566 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Gentle Touch Dental.