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Sometimes the minor discomfort from a chipped tooth, cavity, or failing filling can be dismissed. Yet it might only take a short amount of time for the natural bacteria in your mouth to exploit the compromised area to gain access to the sensitive internal structures of the tooth.

In a situation like this, you should not procrastinate having the toothache examined and treated by a dentist like Dr. David Powell.

While you are waiting for your appointment you might be able to reduce the pain by gently rubbing a little topical oral analgesic on your gums or taking an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. This could provide a little short-term relief. However, you should not think of it as a long-term treatment strategy.

After assessing the severity of the problem Dr. David Powell will present you with the most applicable treatment options. This often calls for him to perform a root canal. This mode of endodontic therapy is designed to excise the damaged tissues along with the tooth enamel layer of the damaged tooth. Dr. David Powell will then rebuild the structure of the tooth to prepare it for a dental crown.

If you live in Murray, Utah, and you’re suffering from a toothache, you should not delay in calling 801-266-1414 to seek treatment at All Care Dentistry.