Sometimes something as simple as a slip and fall in your home can impact your mouth with significant force causing damage to teeth and soft oral tissues. The severity of the problem can vary. Some of these instances cause an immediate or gradually worsening toothache.
If you are experiencing a problem with one of your teeth, you need to have it examined as soon as possible by a dentist like Dr. George Daszko. The longer you delay in seeking professional treatment, the more likely you are to experience significant complications.
If you need help reducing discomfort, you might want to gently apply some topical oral analgesic or consume a standard dose of an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication.
Once our dentist has assessed the severity of the dental trauma he will explain your treatment options. If the pulp or root of the tooth have been damaged he might need to perform endodontic therapy. Sometimes referred to as a root canal, the treatment plan is designed to remove traumatized tissues before restoring sufficient structure to support a dental crown restoration.
If necessary, injured soft tissues can also be treated to help your mouth heal comfortably. Our dentist might also provide you with a prescription for pain medications, which will need to be taken as directed for maximum effect.
If you are in the Austin, Texas, area and you have just suffered a significant dental trauma, you should not delay in calling 512-288-6444 to have it examined and treated at The Artful Dentist.