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A toothache can be caused by several sources, and any of them can pose serious complications. If it goes untreated for too long, the problem could become very significant.

If you suspect the toothache is directly related to a recent trauma, such as a blow to the face, it could be that the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth was damaged. You can try to rub the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic to help soothe the pain. Just keep in mind that this is a temporary relief of the symptoms and not a long-term treatment strategy.

If the toothache was caused by trauma and there is swelling in your lip or cheek, you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.

The most common cause of a toothache is an ignored or untreated cavity that has penetrated deep into the pulp or root of the tooth. To stop the pain and prevent future complications, you will need to have your dentist at Complete Care Dental treat and repair the tooth as soon as possible. Without timely treatment, it could potentially lead to a serious infection in the gums.

If you have a toothache in Woodlyn, Pennsylvania, you should not delay in calling Complete Care Dental at 610.833.1919 to have the problem professionally diagnosed and treated by Dr. Neil Dhillon.