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Inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine and failing to attend your dental checkup every six months can allow a cavity to develop on one of your teeth. Without professional dental care the area of tooth decay will gradually continue to spread. In time, this could cause an infection to form in the pulp, nerve, or root of the tooth.

When this happens you will likely feel discomfort or a toothache in the decayed tooth. This could also be accompanied by increased sensitivity, discomfort when chewing, or a dental fracture. Pressure or pain in the underlying gums could also mean a serious abscess has started to develop.

This clearly calls for timely professional dental care at Dr. Sonny Ashfar’s clinic to prevent a dangerous infection from spreading into your bloodstream.

While you’re waiting for your appointment, it might help to rub your gums with a topical oral analgesic. If you have swelling you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time. These are temporary measures to buy you some relief while you seek professional treatment.

In many cases of a toothache caused by an untreated cavity, Dr. Sonny Ashfar needs to perform a root canal. This will remove all the compromised tissue and restore enough structure to anchor a dental crown.

If you live in the Roseville, California, area and you are suffering with a toothache, you should not delay in calling 916.773.6222 to have it treated and examined at Star Dental.