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Toothache pain is often more than just an inconvenience; it is almost always a symptom of a more serious problem. As such, you should not delay in seeking treatment at GNO Dental Care to prevent a more serious problem from developing.

In many instances, a toothache can be linked to some form of tooth decay, whether it is an undetected or untreated cavity. This can be especially disconcerting if an infection or abscess has formed deep within the gum tissues.

This could also be the result of trauma caused by a hard fall or blow to the face if it traumatized the root or other internal structures of the tooth. 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 from pain. This is not a long-term treatment strategy; it is only meant to provide relief while you wait to see your dentist, Dr. Shelly Barone.

If you have a toothache in Metairie, Louisiana, please call GNO Dental Care at (504) 832-1164 to seek timely diagnosis and treatment.  We are always ready to help restore your healthy smile!