Almost all of us have experienced a toothache. The pain and inconvenience often associated with a toothache is enough to really put a kink in your plans and your life. And while we’re always happy to help relieve toothache pain at our St. Petersburg dental office, a toothache can also strike on a weekend or at night when we aren’t open. If this happens, here are some tips you can try to help ease the pain of a toothache.
Before we launch into what is alright to use for a toothache, all of us at our St. Petersburg dental office feel strongly that we need to urge you to not try one common remedy. People often place Aspirin directly to the painful area. Don’t do this! Since Aspirin is an acid, it can burn your gums and cause greater harm to your mouth. If you’d like to use a pain reliever like Aspirin, just swallow it.
Some at-home remedies you can try include:
Although these few tricks may help with your pain, it’s important to know that a toothache is your mouth’s way of telling you that something is not right. Please don’t ignore it! It’s never wise to assume that easing the pain is enough. In its early stages, a toothache could be the result of a minor dental problem that’s easily fixed by your St. Petersburg dentist. If let go, a simple problem can turn into something major and can even begin to affect the rest of your body.
If you’re experiencing a toothache, don’t assume that it’s not a big deal and don’t let it go! Call my St. Petersburg dental office as soon as you can. We can help you determine what’s causing the pain and get it fixed for a healthy, pain-free smile.