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While it is rare there are times when a household accident or a recent call can harm a tooth. When this happens, the damage to the surrounding soft oral tissues might mask the damage to the tooth. As time goes by, general inflammation can build up in the sensitive internal structures of the tooth, causing a toothache.

In a situation like this, some simple first-aid measures can help manage the pain while you seek professional treatment at Dr. Olivia Park’s dental office.

If the dental trauma has left blood and debris in your mouth, you can rinse it away with lukewarm saltwater. If you are experiencing swelling in your lip or cheek, you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time. You might also find a little relief by rubbing a little oral analgesic on your gums or taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication.

If the damage to the internal structure of the tooth is severe, Dr. Olivia Park might need to perform a root canal. This will remove the damaged tissues along with the tooth enamel layer of the damaged tooth. Dr. Olivia Park will then rebuild the structure of the tooth to prepare it for a dental crown.

If you live in Shafter, California and you’re suffering with a toothache, do not delay in calling 661-746-6989 to seek treatment at Adept Dental Shafter.