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While it’s rare, there are times when a toothache just seems to appear out of nowhere. While many toothaches are caused by untreated cavities, it is possible for a blow to the face or another oral trauma to cause a toothache. Even if the trauma was a few days earlier, it’s possible for the damage to cause gradual inflammation in the root or socket, which applies undue pressure to the nerve or gums.

In a situation like this, it’s important to seek professional dental care at Samuel Yee DDS INC. The longer you procrastinate, the more likely you are to experience severe complications.

You might also want to try rubbing topical oral analgesic on the surrounding gums for temporary pain management. Just keep in mind that while this might numb the area in the short term, it should not be used as an effective treatment for long-term pain cessation.

If the interior structures of the tooth have been significantly harmed, Dr. Samuel Yee DDS might need to perform a root canal. This will extract and replace the damaged structures to prepare the root for an eventual dental crown restoration.

If you live in the Aliso Viejo, California, area and you are suffering with a toothache, you should call 949-831-3111 to seek treatment from Dr. Samuel Yee DDS.