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A tooth that has been distressed by an untreated cavity or an oral trauma can cause significant symptoms. Sometimes heightened sensitivity can quickly give way to a toothache or a feeling of pressure and pain in the gums. In a situation like this, you should not procrastinate in seeking professional care from a dentist.

At Dr. Don Schiess’s dental office in Medford, Oregon, he can quickly diagnose the underlying cause of the toothache, determine the severity of the problem, and present you with treatment options.

In many cases of toothache pain, the distressed tooth needs to be treated by a root canal. This will excise any decayed or traumatized dental tissues before restoring the internal structure of the tooth. Once this is done, Dr. Don Schiess can start the process of fitting you for a dental crown.

While you’re waiting for your appointment with Dr. Don Schiess, you might find some temporary relief by rubbing an oral numbing agent on the underlying gums. If you’re experiencing swelling from a blow to the face or other oral trauma, you might want to lightly apply a cold pack to the area.

If you live in the Medford, Oregon, area and you’re suffering from toothache pain, you should call 541-773-4073 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Open Door Family Dentistry.