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Failing to use a protective mouth guard during vigorous athletics can increase your chances of suffering significant dental trauma. This could potentially wound soft tissues and damage multiple teeth. Even if a single tooth doesn’t appear to be visually fractured trauma and inflammation in the root could cause a gradually worsening toothache.

If you are experiencing a problem with one of your teeth it’s best to have it examined as soon as possible by a dentist like Drs. Thi Hoang and Thanh Pham.

Dealing with pain while you wait might be addressed by gently applying some topical oral analgesic, or consuming a standard dose of an over-the-counter pain medication.

Once we have assessed the severity of the problem, we can help you understand your treatment options. If the root or core structures of the tooth have been significantly traumatized we might need to perform a root canal. This type of endodontic therapy is designed to remove traumatized material before restoring sufficient structure to secure a dental crown restoration. In the future, you should always use a quality mouth guard at the appropriate times.

If you are in the Fremont, California, area and you have just suffered a significant dental trauma, you should not delay in calling 510.794.7900 to have it examined and treated at Mowry Dental.