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Cavities are formed when poor oral hygiene allows the bacteria in your mouth to establish a presence in the tooth enamel. If you are lax to seek professional treatment for a problem like this, the tooth decay will inevitably spread throughout and within the tooth. Once it establishes a presence in the pulp or root of the tooth, it can easily cause a toothache.

In a case like this, severity of the tooth decay will determine the treatment options Dr. Lanier recommends at their Chesapeake, Virginia clinic.

You can try rubbing topical oral analgesic onto the surrounding gums to provide some temporary relief from the toothache discomfort. Just keep in mind that while this might numb the area in the short term, it shouldn’t be used as an effective treatment of the underlying problem.

Most cases of toothache pain, from an untreated cavity, require Dr. Lanier to perform a root canal. This will extract all the infected material as well as the enamel layer of the tooth. Then Dr. Lanier will restore the internal structure of the tooth to prepare it for an eventual crown.

If you live in the Chesapeake, Virginia, area and you are suffering with toothache pain, you should not delay in calling 757-541-2168 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Lanier.