There are several different things that can distress the pulp, root, or nerve of a tooth. More significant instances can cause discomfort and pressure in the gums or even toothaches. While you might be able to find some temporary relief from a topical oral analgesic, you should still seek the care from Dr. Jeffery Carver.
The longer you delay in seeking diagnosis and treatment for a toothache, the more likely you are to experience serious complications. Here at Quail Ridge Dental, we can quickly diagnose the cause of your toothache and present you with an effective course of treatment.
Many cases of toothaches are related to untreated cavities. It often means that the bacteria have managed to infiltrate and harm the pulp or root of the tooth. If you also experience a radiating pain or feeling of pressure within the gums, it could mean a serious infection or abscess has started to form.
It’s also worth noting that a toothache could be caused by a recent dental trauma. Sometimes a blow to the face can damage the internal structures of the tooth without any immediate signs of distress to the outer tooth enamel.
With most toothaches, the most effective method of treating the pain and the underlying problem is to have your dentist perform a root canal. This will remove any damaged or infected tissues and restore sufficient dental structure to secure a new dental crown.
If you live in the Lake Havasu City, Arizona, area and you are suffering from a toothache, please do not delay in calling 928-855-5042 to have it professionally treated at Quail Ridge Dental. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy smile you deserve!