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Calling for Help Is Important When You Experience Gum Pain
Posted on 3/13/2018 by Andrew Weber
The Two Main Reasons Why You Have Tooth Pain Are
Tooth Decay and Gum Disease, your pain may also be by an infected tooth that is abscess. It is always a good idea to call us or come in if you experience any type of tooth pain.
You could also be getting a wisdom tooth in and it may need to be removed. You could have ground your teeth by accident that could also have led to the pain. It's always a good idea to practice good oral hygiene so you won't further hurt your teeth.
Now we are going to talk about ways that you can treat your toothache at home, but if the tooth ache continues or gets worse please call us.
Ways You Can Treat a Toothache at Home
You can put an ice pack in the side of your jaw near the hurt tooth every 10-15 minutes to reduce swelling and pain, just make sure you put a wash cloth between your skin and the ice pack.
If you have seen a doctor for this ache and they proscribed you any antibiotics please take them all don't skip any doses, and don't stop taking them because you feel better. You will need to finish them all because the infection could still be there, but with just no pain.
You need to avoid very hot or cold substances and even sweets just until you get the tooth looked at, because it could cause you more pain.
You can rinse your mouth out with warm salt water to reduce pain, redness, swelling, and infection.
If you smoke or chew tobacco please try to quit until you have it looked it, because the chemicals in the tobacco will cause more problems and increase your risk for more infection and decrease your healing process.
If you still have a toothache after all of this we urge you to call us and make an appointment. Please do not wait!
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