Your tooth is hurting. The pain is sharp and stabbing. There is swelling in the gum and face. This is a true dental emergency. You need to call the office and page Dr. Dwivedi. He will ask a series of questions and try to evaluate the situation over the phone. If that is not possible an appointment will be set up to see you immediately. If there is a situation where that is not possible Dr. Dwivedi will explain what to do next.

Do not put Ambesol on the tooth or gums. Many of the over the counter medicaments are actually harmful to your gums.

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