Have a toothache? Fix it fast!

Posted on Sep 13, 2012

If you’re dealing with a toothache, contact your Vancouver dentist, Downtown Dental  at your earliest convenience – it’s possible that your tooth is suffering from an abscess and may call for emergency dental care.

If you’re experiencing a toothache, the caring group of oral health care specialists at Downtown Dental, your Vancouver dentist, have a few tips for you to assuage your toothache prior to your appointment.

Wear a Cold Compress

Applying a cold compress to your jaw usually can lessen the pain of a toothache. The cold decreases blood movement to the site and, consequently, decreases swelling and discomfort.

Reach for the Pain Medication

Over the counter medication can ease a toothache but please be sure not to go over the suggested dosage. Aspirin and Advil usually contain anti-inflammatory medication which can lessen the pain and swelling connected with a toothache.

Try Salt Water and Baking Soda

For a great anti-bacterial mouth rinse that can help reduce the pain of a toothache as well as discomfort and swelling, mix warm water with a teaspoon of salt and baking soda, but be sure not to swallow the mixture, merely gargle it.

However, bear in mind that any sort of toothache is a bad toothache so contact your Vancouver dentist, Downtown Dental, for a consultation.

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