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If you feel pain in a particular tooth or an ache deep in your gums it should not be taken lightly. A common toothache is almost always a warning sign of a serious problem. Trauma from a fall or blow to the face might injure the root of the tooth, or the periodontal ligaments that anchoring it in the socket.

If you have a toothache and there is no obvious trauma associated with it, it might be related to advanced tooth decay or an infection in the gums. Diagnosing and treating these problems early will increase your chances of resolving the problem before it gets worse.

If you have a toothache or pain deep in your gums, you should call Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz as soon as possible for advice on how to manage the toothache pain and to schedule an appointment. If you can’t for some reason you can’t immediately contact Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz there are a few things you can do to manage the pain.

You can try to rub your gums with a topical oral analgesic. If the trauma causes swelling in your lip or cheek you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time.

If you suspect the pain is related to tooth decay or infection, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. If you have a toothache you should call Dr. Jose-Luis Ruiz at 818-641-5577 to schedule an appointment.