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Suffering a blow to the face from an accidental fall or sports-related injury can be painful. Sometimes the pain of an oral trauma can pass, only to resurface a few days later in the form of a toothache. When this happens, it is a likely sign that the internal structures of the tooth were traumatized and inflammation or other complications have set in.

In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking professional care for your toothache at Thomas Bell, DDS’s La Grange, Illinois dental office.

While you await your appointment with your Thomas Bell, DDS dentist, you might find some temporary relief by rubbing the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic. Just keep in mind that this is a temporary relief of the symptoms and not a long-term treatment strategy. It’s merely there to help reduce your pain and distress while you await your appointment at our clinic.

In many cases of a toothache caused by dental trauma, you will need to have one of our dentists perform a root canal. This endodontic treatment will remove the tooth enamel layer, as well as all the compromised soft structures within the tooth. We will then prepare an abutment to eventually anchor a crown.

If you live in the La Grange, Illinois area and you are suffering from a toothache from oral trauma, you should call 708.469.6006 to seek treatment at Thomas Bell, DDS’s clinic.