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A toothache can be caused by several sources.  Any single one of them can pose serious complications. If it goes untreated for too long the problem could become very significant.

If you suspect your toothache is directly related to a recent trauma such as a blow to the face, it could be that the dentin, pulp or root of the tooth was damaged. You can try to rub the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic to help soothe the pain. Just keep in mind that this is a temporary relief of the symptoms and not a long-term treatment strategy.

If the toothache was caused by trauma and there is swelling in your lip or cheek you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.

The most common cause of toothache pain is an ignored or untreated cavity that has allowed decay to penetrate deep into the pulp or root of the tooth. To stop the pain and prevent future complications, you will need to have our dentists Jeff DeMercy and Amanda Kossick treat and repair the tooth as soon as possible. Without timely treatment, it could potentially lead to a serious infection in the gums.

If you have a toothache, you should not delay in calling DeMercy Dental in Roswell, Georgia at 770.641.8010 to seek immediately diagnosis and treatment.