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Tooth decay is often the result of poor oral hygiene that has led to a concentrated area of lost tooth enamel. If it is caught in a reasonable amount of time, and the cavity is limited to the enamel layer our dentists, Dr. Thomas Cox or Dr. David Manegold might be able to treat the tooth by using a dental filling.

If you ignore a developing cavity, the bacterial can extend beyond the tooth’s enamel layer to affect the dentin, pulp and root of the tooth. As this starts to develop, you will likely experience increasing discomfort or a toothache. In a situation, like this the wisest course of action is to seek professional care at If you need help in dealing with the pain while you wait for your appointment, you could try applying a topical oral analgesic. Consuming a standard dose of an over the counter medication might also be helpful. If the tooth decay has significantly affected the sensitive core of the tooth our dentist might need to perform a root canal. This will remove all the damaged or diseased pulp.

If you live in the West Chester, Ohio, area and you are experiencing toothache pain, you should not delay in calling 513-777-5513 to have it treated and examined at Cox and Manegold Dentistry.