Rinse your mouth in the infected area and floss around your tooth to make sure the pain is not caused by debris stuck in the area. Do not put aspirin by the tooth as this could cause a chemical burn to your gum tissue. Call our office if the pain persists.
If you have a toothache that has been slowly increasing in severity you probably have a badly infected tooth. Contact our office so we can evaluate the area and get you the proper treatment quickly. If you experience severe swelling, especially under your jaw or around your throat, go to the emergency room immediately, as these types of infections can intensify quickly and even become life-threatening.