Toothaches can be extremely troublesome, especially because they cause severe pain and discomfort at times. If you’re suffering a toothache in American Fork, Utah, you must be in search of some symptom relief. If so, Dr. Brandon Green and our dental team have some helpful tips and information for you.
First, swish with warm saltwater. To make the rinse, mix a half teaspoon of salt into a cup of warm water. Then, swish it around in your mouth for about a minute. You can do this every two or three hours to relieve pain. Second, reach for floss and clean the spaces between your teeth. Do your best to remove any food that is stuck between your teeth. That food could be causing the irritation. Third, reduce swelling, if there is any, by icing outside the area for 30 minutes at a time. Icing can reduce the swelling and provide some comfort. Fourth, take over-the-counter pain medication if the pain is too tough to handle. Fifth, call our office and schedule an appointment with your dentist if these tips don’t help you within a couple of days. The cause behind the ache could be a major dental issue, like tooth decay, and it’s best to treat that issue immediately.
Do you have any questions about these provided tips? If so, please don’t hesitate to call Masterpiece Dental at 801.756.5136 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are more than happy to talk with you and help you find the best and most successful way of treating your toothache. We look forward to your phone call!