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Experiencing any oral trauma or pain is always a cause for concern. A toothache or general pain in a tooth or the surrounding gums is even more serious as it is likely a sign of a significant problem within the tooth. This is especially disconcerting if you feel pressure from within the gums as it could be a sign that something has occurred within the root or socket.

Most of the time a toothache is the result of untreated tooth decay that has penetrated the sensitive pulp or root of the tooth. In extreme cases, it could even be the result of an infection or abscess forming in the gums. The severity of the decay will determine the treatment options Dr. Behzad Abadi recommends.

A toothache can also be the result of a direct oral trauma like a blow to the face. This likely means the interior pulp or root has been injured and could require a root canal.

You can try rubbing topical oral analgesic onto the surrounding gums for temporary relief of toothache pain. Just keep in mind that while this might numb the area in the short term, it shouldn’t be used as an effective treatment of the underlying problem.

If you are suffering with a toothache in Encino, California, you should call 818-514-8732 to seek treatment at My Encino Dental .