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While toothache pain is sometimes dismissed by a cliché image of someone wrapping their jaw with a bag of ice, it is often a more serious matter. While you might find a little relief from rubbing a topical oral analgesic on the surrounding gums, you will still need to seek treatment from our dentist at Seaman Family Dentistry.

The longer you delay, the more likely you are to experience increased pain and more severe consequences.

In the majority of cases, toothache pain is related to untreated tooth decay or dental trauma that harms the sensitive pulp or root inside the tooth. To effectively treat a tooth in this condition, Dr. Robert Seaman will need to examine the tooth to develop an effective course of treatment. This might require endodontic therapy with a root canal.

If you have recently suffered a dental trauma, such as a blow to the face during sports, it’s possible that the accident may injure the internal structures of the tooth or an area of gum tissue. While this often occurs immediately following the oral trauma, it could be delayed by several days as inflammation builds in the surrounding soft tissues.

Once he has assessed and diagnosed the underlying cause of your toothache, our dentist will present you with some possible treatment options. In many cases, this calls for performing a root canal or other endodontic therapy. This will replace any affected dental structures to provide enough support to anchor an eventual crown.

If you are in the Lenexa, Kansas, area and you are suffering with toothache pain, you should call 913-353-4095 to seek care.