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Pain in a tooth or the surrounding gums can be quite distressing as it is often a salient sign of a problem that needs professional treatment. The longer you wait to visit Prescott Dental Group, the more likely you are to suffer adverse complications.

Most toothaches are either the direct result of untreated tooth decay or damage that has penetrated the sensitive pulp or root inside the tooth. Sometimes Dr. Mark Curtis and Dr. Edward Reifman can perform a root canal to extract the decay before it has the chance to develop into a dangerous abscess in the socket.

If you’ve suffered a recent oral trauma, like a hard fall or blow to the face, it’s possible that the accident may have damaged the sensitive internal structures of the tooth or gums. If you have blood and debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. If there is swelling in your lip or cheek, you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.

Rubbing a topical oral analgesic on the surrounding gums or holding a cold compress to your cheek might provide some temporary relief while you seek professional treatment.

If you live in Prescott, AZ, and you’re suffering with a toothache, you should not delay in calling 928-277-4754 to seek treatment at Prescott Dental Group.