When you suffer an accidental blow to the face, the bleeding and damage to soft oral tissues can often take priority over the less apparent dental trauma. In some of these cases, you might not even notice any overt damage to a tooth, only to notice a mild toothache developing a few days later.
This is often a latent sign that the dental trauma affected the internal structures of the tooth or gums and building inflammation has started to influence the tooth’s nerve. In a situation like this, you need to seek timely treatment from an oral surgeon like Dr. Melvin Ford, Dr. Klaus Guter, or Dr. James Gray.
Taking a recommended dosage of an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, or gently rubbing a topical oral analgesic on the local gum tissues might help minimize the pain while you wait for your appointment. If you are experiencing any swelling in the surrounding soft tissues, you might want to gently apply a cold compress.
The source and severity of the damage will directly influence the treatment method Dr. Melvin Ford, Dr. Klaus Guter, and Dr. James Gray advocate. This often calls for them to perform endodontic therapy to excise any damaged structures from within the tooth. Once this is done, they will rebuild sufficient structure to anchor a dental crown in your mouth.
If you are in the Virginia Beach, Virginia, area and you are experiencing toothache pain, you should call (757) 544-9192 to seek treatment at Oral Surgery of Tidewater today!