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A toothache or a pain deep in your gums radiating one of your teeth should take it as a warning sign, that demands immediate attention. If the pain was caused by a blow to the face or a hard fall it might have caused a fracture in the tooth inside the gum line. In a situation like this, the tooth might also feel a little loose.

If there is no obvious trauma that caused the toothache, it might be a sign of infection or tooth decay. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical for managing the problem before it has a chance to develop into something much worse.

You should call your dentist as soon as possible for advice on how to manage the toothache pain and to schedule an appointment. If you can’t for some reason, contact your dentist immediately there are a few things you can do to help manage the pain.

If the toothache was caused by a blow to the face or other obvious trauma, you can try to rub your gums with a topical oral analgesic. You can hold a cold compress to your lip or cheek for 15 minutes at a time to reduce any swelling.

If you suspect the pain is related to tooth decay or infection, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If you have a toothache you should call us at 651-739-1894 to schedule an appointment.