Youth sports often come with the increased risk of suffering a blow to the face or head. At the same time some young athletes also have a bad habit of not wearing their protective mouth guard at the necessary times.
In some of these cases a blow to the face can impact a tooth without any visible damage to the tooth’s enamel layer. Yet a few hours or even a day later the tooth might start to experience increased discomfort or a growing toothache.
These symptoms could indicate that inflammation has started to affect the damaged root or nerve of the tooth. In a situation it’s best to seek treatment from a dentist like Dr. Cameron Clark.
Sometimes the patient can find some pain relief by gently rubbing a small amount of topical oral analgesic on the nearby gums. Consuming a recommended dose of an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication might also help alleviate some of the discomfort.
In some cases of toothache pain caused by a previous oral trauma Dr. Cameron Clark needs to perform a root canal to remove the damaged material. Once this is done he will restore the root structure of the tooth to prepare an abutment capable of supporting a dental crown restoration.
If you live in the Kalispell, Montana, area, and you or your child is suffering from a toothache you should call (406) 752-4530 to have it diagnosed and treated at Northwest Center for Dentistry.