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A toothache localized within a tooth or deep within the gums can be a serious cause for concern. It can have several different causes and almost all of them are a result of a more significant problem.

If there was not an obvious traumatic event that preceded the toothache, then it most likely means that tooth decay has penetrated the sensitive interior structures of the tooth. In many of these cases, your dentist, Dr. Michael Hull, will need to perform a root canal to remove any areas of decay or infected structures in the tooth.

If the pain is associated with a direct trauma, such as a blow to the face or a hard fall, it might be that the internal structure of the tooth is damaged. If you have blood and debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. This might also soothe injured gums while you set up an appointment at Montgomery Dentistry.

For temporary relief of pain, you might also try rubbing topical oral analgesic onto the surrounding gums. Just keep in mind that while this might numb the area, it should not be seen as an effective treatment for the underlying problem.

If you have a toothache in Cincinnati, Ohio, you should not delay on contacting Montgomery Dentistry at 513.793.2611 to have it diagnosed and treated.