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A toothache is no laughing matter and it should never be taken lightly. While the pain or ache in the gums might start out minor, it will inevitably increase. This is often a symptom telling you that something more significant is wrong with the tooth and it requires treatment by your dentist, Dr. Dennis Jenkins.

If there was no obvious traumatic event that preceded the toothache, then it most likely means that undiagnosed or untreated tooth decay has penetrated the sensitive interior structures of the tooth. This might call for a root canal to remove any areas of decayed or infected structures in the tooth.

If the toothache can be attributed to a recent trauma, such as a blow to the face or a hard fall, it might be that the internal structures of the tooth are 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 Designing Smiles PSC.

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

If you are suffering from a toothache in Sellersburg, Indiana, you should not delay in calling 812-246-3386 to have it treated as soon as possible at Designing Smiles PSC.