An accidental blow to the mouth can sometimes strike a tooth with significant force. In some of these cases, the damage to the internal structures of the tooth might not be obvious as the tooth enamel remains undamaged.
Some patients might not notice significant discomfort in the impacted tooth for a few hours or even a day later. Yet a toothache starts to gradually develop and worsen.
In a moment such as this you will need to seek timely professional treatment from a dentist like Dr. Aram Cazazian. With many of these situations, the delayed toothache is often related to inflammation or unseen trauma suffered by the tooth’s root.
If you need help managing the discomfort while you wait for your appointment, you might find some relief by rubbing the surrounding gums with a topical oral analgesic or taking a single standard dose of an anti-inflammatory medication.
Once Dr. Aram Cazazian has examined and diagnosed the severity of the problem he will explain your treatment options.
Often the traumatized tooth needs endodontic therapy to remove it’s the natural tooth enamel layer, as well as any other traumatized structures. Once this is done he will rebuild the internal structure of the tooth to prepare it for a dental crown restoration.
If you live in the Bayside, New York, area and you have just suffered a significant dental trauma, you should call (718) 423-7009 to have it examined and treated at Bayside Family Dentistry.