When you find yourself suffering from tooth pain, the immediate focus of your attention includes finding a way to get the discomfort to stop. True, you can rely in part on over-the-counter pain relievers. However, what if you don’t want to take a pill? What if the pain doesn’t seem to warrant it? Or, what if you want additional relief? We can help you with some simple remedies to ensure you’re achieving relief and that you’re not doing anything to make matters worse until we see you for a visit.
Use A Cold Compress (Not Hot)
It’s natural to reach for hot or cold when you’re dealing with discomfort. However, deciding which is best for your tooth pain can be confusing! Unless you’re dealing with serious sensitivity, you should reach for a cold compress. Rather than applying it to your tooth, place the compress against the outside of your mouth against your cheek (over the affected area). This will help alleviate both swelling and discomfort.
Skip Certain Foods
While you can rely on a bit of coolness on the outside of your smile if you have tooth pain, you should do your best to avoid very cold foods as you eat, hot foods, and to avoid sweet foods, too. Extremes in temperature, as well as sugar, may end up exacerbating your oral health concern. See us soon, so we may fix the problem.
Rinse With Saltwater
While the solution for your tooth pain depends upon the underlying issue, rinsing with saltwater is always beneficial. It helps keep your smile and tooth clean, so if there’s any trapped food or bacterial issue, you’re preventing additional concerns. This rinse can also help reduce any swelling and may alleviate some pain.
Make An Appointment If You Experience Tooth Pain
See our team as soon as you can when you find yourself dealing with a toothache, so you may receive proper treatment. Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.