Each of your teeth is made up of a series of different structures and tissues. If you suffer a hard fall or accidental blow to the face, the soft internal pulp, nerve, or root structure of the tooth can be traumatized with little overt change to the visible tooth enamel. Sometimes it can even take a day or two for inflammation to irritate the nerve or the surrounding periodontal tissues.
If you have suffered a blow to the face and you are experiencing toothache pain or a feeling of pressure and discomfort in the underlying gums, you should not delay in seeking professional treatment at Dr. Mitchel’s dental office.
In the interim, you might find some temporary relief by rubbing the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic or by taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. Just keep in mind that this is a temporary relief and not a long term treatment strategy.
After examining the tooth and taking some X-rays, Dr. Mitchel will help you understand the necessary treatment measure needed to restore the health and integrity of the tooth. In many cases, this level of dental trauma calls for him to perform a root canal.
It is an endodontic treatment designed to remove the tooth enamel layer as well any other traumatized components within the tooth. Then Dr. Mitchel will rebuild the internal structure of the tooth in preparation for a dental crown restoration.
If you live in the Bloomington, Minnesota, area and you are suffering with a toothache after suffering an oral trauma, you should call 952-884-1308 to seek treatment at Olson Dental Care.