The American Association of Endodontists notes that sports accidents and hard falls that cause a blow to the face are often a common cause of dental trauma. In some of these cases, the trauma to gums and other soft tissues in the mouth can be significant. Sometimes they can even mask unseen damage to a local tooth.
Even after the soft tissue trauma has been treated by quality first-aid or a physician’s care, you might still notice gradually increasing toothache pain. This is likely a sign that inflammation is building up around the tooth placing pressure on the nerve. It could also mean that the root of the tooth was damaged beneath the gumline.
In a situation like this, you should strongly consider seeking specialist care from a qualified endodontist like Dr. A. Alessio Conte.
The severity of the trauma will directly influence the treatment method Dr. A. Alessio Conte advocates. This often calls for him to perform a root canal to excise any damaged structures from within the tooth. Once he has completed this phase of the treatment Dr. A. Alessio Conte will rebuild sufficient structure to anchor a dental crown in your mouth.
If you are in the Brandon, Florida, area and you are experiencing toothache pain after a recent oral trauma, you should call 813-681-5515 to seek treatment at Dental Excellence of Brandon.