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Pain within a tooth or gums or a feeling of pressure in the structure of your mouth is often a serious cause for concern. In the majority of cases, a toothache is a symptom of a more serious oral condition or trauma.

Many toothaches are a result of decay or damage penetrating the sensitive pulp or root inside the tooth. For a tooth in this condition, Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh will need to examine the tooth to develop an effective course of treatment. In many cases like this, a root canal might need to be performed at Dr. Ellie's Gentle Dentistry.

If you suspect the toothache is related to a recent oral trauma, 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.

While you await your appointment with Dr. Elhameh Allamehzadeh, you might want to try rubbing a topical oral analgesic on the surrounding gums. This might provide some temporary relief from pain.

If you have a toothache in San Diego, California, you should call 619-542-1800 to seek professional treatment at Dr. Ellie's Gentle Dentistry.