Everyone knows that a toothache is an unpleasant experience, but it can also be an indicator of a more serious problem. If you have a toothache that lasts for more than a day or two, we recommend that you contact a dentist immediately. But, what should you do in the meantime? Here are a few suggestions:
Use a salt water rinse: This remedy is one of the most commonly recommended methods for attaining relief from a toothache. Simply put a quarter teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of warm water and swish it around. This combination will alleviate pressure on your nerve ends and provide quick relief.
Remove debris with floss: Toothaches can be caused by a variety of problems, including decay, an infection, a fracture, or an erupting tooth. Obviously, each of these problems requires help from a dental professional, but toothaches can be caused by more mundane issues. For example, the source of your ailment could be food lodged between your teeth. The solution to this problem is fairly simple: just try flossing to remove the problem.
Painkillers work wonders: You may have heard that it’s a good idea to put the pain killer directly on the gum of the afflicted tooth. This isn’t true. Because these pain medications are acidic, it could actually cause harm. We do recommend painkiller, but only if you just swallow them.
If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today!