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While a toothache might sometimes feel like an enigma, it is often related to damage or decay that is affecting the interior sections of a tooth. If you feel pain radiating from one or two teeth or the surrounding gums, you should contact your dentist, Dr. Clell M. Morris, as soon as possible to have the tooth examined.

In many cases, a toothache is related to unaddressed tooth decay or an accident that has significantly damaged the interior structures of the tooth.

The toothache might also be related to a cavity in a sensitive area. In this case, Dr. Clell M. Morris can restore it with a filling or a crown. If a blow to the face or severe tooth decay has damaged the sensitive interior structures of the tooth, then he might need to perform a root canal to repair or replace the damaged or decayed structures.

For temporary relief, you can try to rub your gums with a topical oral analgesic. 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.

If you have a toothache in Forsyth, Georgia, you should call Forsyth Dental Center as soon as possible at (478) 994-0440 to schedule an appointment.