Your mouth can be a real pain from time to time, can’t it? You may feel a throbbing in your gums, or you may even taste or feel “seepage” coming from an offending tooth.
So what do you do? Should you ignore it, take some pain reliever and put a hot or cold compress on your cheek? Home remedies are all fine and good for minor aches and pains, but if something in your mouth is throbbing or seeping, it means business and needs medical attention. It could be a damaged tooth nerve, a gum infection, or excessive tooth decay and/or infection that could be causing the trouble. A dentist can diagnose and treat these concerns.
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