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Cavities are often the result of poor oral hygiene complications that cause a small area of demineralized tooth enamel to develop. If they are caught in a reasonable amount of time, and the tooth decay is limited to the enamel layer a dentist like Dr. Sumit Sharma might be able to treat the problem with a dental filling.

If you forgo seeking professional treatment the bacterial presence can extend beyond the tooth’s enamel layer to affect the sensitive interior of the tooth. As this starts to happen you will likely experience a worsening sense of pain and heightened discomfort in the tooth.

In a situation like this, the wisest course of action is to seek professional care at Virginia Dental Solutions as soon as possible.

If you need help managing the pain before your appointment it might help to rub the nearby gums with a topical oral analgesic can provide you a little relief. Consuming a standard dose of anti-inflammatory medication might also be helpful. Just keep in mind that these are temporary measures to buy you some relief while you seek professional treatment.

Dr. Sumit Sharma can then assess the severity of the toothache and any related factors. If the tooth decay has significantly affected the interior of the tooth he might need 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 Reston, Virginia, area and you are experiencing toothache pain, you should not delay in calling 703-437-8811 to have it treated and examined at Virginia Dental Solutions.