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Dental trauma and tooth decay can have serious ramifications to your oral health and function. Should you experience a toothache or a pain or pressure deep within your gums, you should not delay in seeking treatment at E. P. True Dental - West Des Moines, IA.

The longer you procrastinate professional diagnosis and treatment, the more likely you are to suffer serious complications.

In most cases, a toothache is the direct result of decay or damage that is penetrating the sensitive pulp or root inside the tooth. Sometimes Dr. Pete Olberding can perform a root canal to extract decayed material before it has the chance to develop into a dangerous abscess in the socket.

If you’ve suffered recent trauma to your mouth like a hard fall or blow to the face, it’s possible that the accident may have damaged the sensitive internal structures of the tooth or gums. If you have blood and debris in your mouth, you can rinse them away with lukewarm saltwater. If there is swelling in your lip or cheek, you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.

Rubbing a topical oral analgesic on the surrounding gums or holding a cold compress to your cheek might provide some temporary relief while you seek professional treatment.

If you’re suffering from a toothache in West Des Moines, Iowa, you should not delay in calling (515) 224-9899 to seek treatment at E. P. True Dental - West Des Moines, IA.