A Blow to the Face Can Cause a Toothache

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Sometimes an athletic accident or a household fall can cause a blow to the face that also contacts one of your teeth. The pain from the soft tissues damage might conceal any trauma caused to the root of the tooth. This can be further confounding if the tooth’s enamel layer wasn’t overtly traumatized.

In some of these instances the immediate pain gradually fades away only to return a few days later. This is often a sign that inflammation has developed in the pulp or root of the tooth. In a case like this, you should not delay in having the toothache treated by a reputable dentist like Dr. Daniel Sahutske.

While you await your appointment, you might want to try gently rubbing a little oral analgesic on the underlying gums to provide some temporary pain relief. Just keep in mind that while this might numb the area in the short term. You should not think of it as an effective treatment for the toothache.

Treating this type of toothache pain often calls for Dr. Daniel Sahutske to perform a root canal. This will extract all the damaged material as well as the enamel layer of the tooth. Dr. Daniel Sahutske will then restore the internal structure of the tooth to prepare it for an eventual dental crown.


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