A Blow to the Face Can Cause a Delayed Toothache

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Athletes in contact sports who forgo using a quality mouth guard during practices and games are at increased risk of suffering dental trauma. Sometimes a blow to the face can affect the internal structures of the pulp or socket, without any overt damage to the exterior tooth enamel layer.

Sometimes when this happens, the pain in the tooth fades away, only to return a few days later. This is often a symptom of inflammation developing in the damaged internal structures of the tooth. In a case like this, you should not delay in having the toothache treated at Kevin J. Reece, DDS’s Payson, Utah clinic.

Rubbing a little oral analgesic on the surrounding gums to provide some temporary relief while you wait for your appointment. Just keep in mind that while this might numb the area in the short term, it shouldn’t be used as an effective treatment of the underlying problem.

Many times, toothache pain from dental trauma calls for one of our dentists to perform a root canal. This will extract all the infected material, as well as the enamel layer of the tooth. We will then restore the internal structure of the tooth to prepare it for an eventual crown.

If you are in the Payson, Utah area, and you’ve suffered a toothache from a dental trauma, you should call 801-465-4474 to have it treated by the dentists at Kevin J. Reece, DDS’s clinic.