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Toothache pain can often be distressing. Common symptoms can include a persistent and increasing pain, as well as heightened sensitivity, or a feeling of pressure in your gums. In a situation like this, you should not delay in seeking professional care at Dr. Jorge Pinera’s dental office in Houston, Texas.

If you need help managing the pain, you could rub a topical numbing agent, like Anbesol, on the underlying gums. Holding a cold compress to your cheek may also help relieve some pain and manage minor swelling. Just remember that these measures are only intended to provide temporary relief while you set up your appointment with Dr. Jorge Pinera.

In most toothache cases, our dentist will need to perform a root canal. This will remove any compromised tissues from within the tooth. Then he can reconstruct the internal structure of the tooth to prepare an abutment capable of anchoring a dental crown.

If a dental abscess or large infection has developed in your gums, Dr. Jorge Pinera will need to excise the compromised tissues. This might call for extracting the root of the tooth. Afterward Dr. Jorge Pinera can provide you with any necessary prescriptions for antibiotics or pain medication.

If you are in the Houston, Texas, area and you are experiencing toothache pain, you should call 281-531-1000 to seek immediate treatment at Sensitive Dental.