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A toothache is not a laughing matter. The pain and possible pressure in the gums is a salient sign that something has gone wrong with the tooth. While you might find some temporary relief by rubbing topical oral analgesic to the gums, it is not an effective treatment strategy. You should not delay in calling 480-641-4165 to have it examined and treated at Red Mountain Family Dental.

There are several different things that could cause a toothache in Mesa, Arizona. The underlying source could influence the treatment method your dentist, Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu, recommends.

If a toothache was caused by a blow to the face or other oral trauma, it could cause swelling in your cheek or lip. You can help reduce the swelling and pain by lightly applying a cold pack to the area for 15 to 20 minutes at a time.

In most cases, a toothache is a symptom of an untreated cavity. It usually means that the tooth decay has managed to penetrate deep into the pulp or root of the tooth. To treat the pain and prevent a potential infection, Dr. Scott Josephson and Dr. Timothy Yu will need to treat the tooth. This might call for a root canal. If the decay is severe, the tooth and any infected tissues in the gums might need to be extracted.

If you’re suffering from a toothache, you should call 480-641-4165 to seek timely treatment at Red Mountain Family Dental.