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If you experience a pain within a tooth or gums or a feeling of pressure and discomfort, it is likely a sign of a more serious dental health problem. Any time you feel a toothache, you should call 215-564-9010 to have it professionally treated by Drs. Hong, Fee, and Cho.

Toothaches are commonly associated with some form of untreated tooth decay. This is usually from a cavity that has been procrastinated. This can be especially disconcerting if an infection or abscess has formed deep within the gum tissues.

An oral trauma, such as a hard fall or blow to the face, that damages the root or other internal structures of the tooth can also cause a toothache. 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 await your appointment at our clinic.

If you are suffering from a toothache in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, you should call 215-564-9010 to have it professionally treated at Philadelphia Dental Associates.