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If you struggle to maintain good oral hygiene practices like brushing twice each day and flossing at least once, or you skip a dental checkup, you could easily develop a cavity on one of your teeth. If the affected area of tooth enamel goes without detection or professional treatment from a dentist like Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting the tooth decay could spread quickly.

If the bacteria gain access to pulp or root of the tooth you will likely experience growing sensitivity and discomfort. In time the distress could worsen into an increasing toothache. As this starts to occur you might also notice building pressure and pain in the underlying gums as a dangerous dental abscess starts to develop.

This clearly calls for timely professional dental care at Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting’s dental office to prevent a dangerous infection from spreading into your bloodstream.

While you’re waiting for your appointment you might find some temporary pain relief by rubbing your gums with a topical oral analgesic. If you have swelling, you can hold a cold compress to your face for 15 minutes at a time. These are temporary measures to buy you some relief while you seek professional treatment.

In many cases of these cases, Drs. Paul and Faith Tetting needs to perform a root canal. This will remove all the compromised tissue and restore enough structure to anchor a dental crown.

If you live in the Appleton, Wisconsin, area and you are suffering from a toothache, you should not delay in calling 920.739.9612 to have it treated and examined at Tetting & Tetting, D.D.S..