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Sometimes a toothache is more than simply tiresome. Often it has a more serious cause requiring treatment at Dr. Tayo Ogunsola’s Frisco, Texas clinic. One reason for a toothache is a failing dental filling.

If a dental filling loosens, the natural bacteria in your mouth can invade the seam between the filling and its neighboring tooth enamel. This can cause a new area of tooth decay to expand deep within the tooth. When it accesses the root or nerve of the tooth, the pain can soar very quickly.

Dr. Tayo Ogunsola will start by investigating the tooth and taking a few X-rays. Once he has diagnosed the nature and extent of the problem, he will advocate a course of treatment.

This may include applying endodontic therapy, such as a root canal. This calls for removing all of the tooth enamel layer, the old filling and any decay from inside the tooth. After the area has healed, a crown will be placed to support the structural integrity of the tooth.

For temporary relief, you may rub a topical, oral analgesic on your gums. This might help you manage the pain while you wait for your emergency appointment at Dr. Tayo Ogunsola’s clinic.

If you live in the Frisco, Texas area and you’re suffering from a toothache, you should not delay in calling 214-436-5400 to seek treatment at Dr. Tayo Ogunsola’s dental office.