What can I do for toothache relief?
Dental pain is said to be some of the worst! If you are experiencing a toothache that is constant or severe, it's crucial that you contact your dentist in Sarasota as soon as possible. This type of pain is often indicating that your tooth is infected and an infection won't go away without treatment, so please don't wait for it to get better.
At Sarasota Dental Arts, we make every effort to see our emergency patients as soon as possible. If you can't get to our office right away, here are some helpful tips for temporary toothache relief:
- Warm salt water rinse: Mix a half teaspoon of table salt with 8 ounces of warm water. Swish in your mouth and spit out, be sure not to swallow.
- Pain relief: Over-the-counter pain relief may eliminate your pain temporarily in some cases.
- A cold compress or ice pack: A cold compress applied with light pressure can relieve swelling and stop bleeding from soft tissue injuries.
- Anesthetics: Over-the-counter anesthetics can help relieve pain by numbing your mouth for a little while.
Please understand that these are only temporary remedies, and they may not even work for severe toothaches. Be sure to contact Sarasota Dental Arts right away if you are experiencing dental pain.