Studio Orthodontics is a premiere Arlington, Grand Prairie & Saginaw orthodontist office that
provides outstanding orthodontic treatment to help our patients achieve healthy and beautiful smiles. As our patient, your comfort is very important to us. We understand how distressing and painful it is to have a toothache and therefore would like to offer a few tips on how to alleviate the pain.
When you’re suffering from a toothache, the pain you feel can be so distracting that it is all you can think about. The time between experiencing the pain of a toothache and seeing your dentist for an emergency appointment can be excruciating. Many people experience toothache pain at night when they are trying to sleep. This is because there is increased blood pressure to the head when lying down. Therefore, try to sleep with your head elevated to help alleviate the pain.
Anti-inflammatory pain medication like aspirin or ibuprofen can provide some immediate toothache pain relief by relieving pressure on nerve endings. When selecting an over-the-counter pain medication, look for one that specifies it works for toothache pain.
In addition to oral pain medication, there are also some topical applications on the market which are designed to relieve toothache pain. These topical analgesics work by temporarily blocking nerve signals in the body. Some of the most common of these products are Orajel, Ambesol and clove oil.
Toothache Home Remedies
There are many home remedies for stopping toothache pain that include rinsing your mouth with salt water, warm tea bag application and holding an ice pack on your face over the affected area. Rinsing your mouth with lukewarm salt water can provide you with temporary relief from the pain of a toothache. Placing a warm tea bag directly on the affected area can also help relieve pain as can holding an ice pack or bag of frozen peas against the outside cheek of the affected area. It’s important to remember that these are only temporary solutions to dealing with a toothache as you must see your dentist to get to the root of the problem to permanently rid yourself of the pain for good.
How to Avoid Toothaches
By far, the best way to avoid getting a toothache is to see your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings. During these important dental visits, your dentist will examine your teeth to identify any potential problems so they can be treated before they turn into big problems that could result in toothache pain. It’s also important to take good care of your teeth by brushing and flossing your teeth very well each day.