If you have a toothache, you’re not in for a fun day. It’s unfortunate that something as small as a tooth could have such a large impact on the way you feel, but it is a fact of life. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to relieve the pain. Your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, share some tips for relieving toothaches.
If you have a toothache, try the following remedies:
- Take two aspirin. Pain relievers are called pain relievers for a reason. Just be sure that you swallow them and don’t place them on the tooth as one popular myth advises.
- Rinse your mouth with warm water. Rinsing your mouth may help if a small piece of food is causing your tooth irritation. The water can wash away the irritant and relieve your tooth.
- Floss. Flossing can relieve a toothache if the pain is caused by a piece of food acting as an irritant. Floss the affected area to relieve the irritation.
- Ice your mouth. You can use a cold compress to relieve any swelling caused by your toothache, and you can try to chill the pain by putting an ice cube in your mouth.
- Cover the tooth with dental wax. This method works well, especially if the tooth is sensitive to air. Take a trip to your local pharmacy and ask for some dental wax. Placing the wax on the tooth should prevent air from stimulating the tooth and sending twinges of pain throughout your body.
- Elevate your head. Keeping your head up can decrease pressure in the area and reduce a throbbing pain.
- Schedule a dental visit. If your toothache persists, or if you notice any discoloration or significant swelling, see your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans. Your toothache may be the result of tooth decay or other oral health problems.
Visit Your Reno Dentist
If you have a persistent toothache, schedule an appointment with your Reno dentist. Contact our 89502 dentist office at 775-829-7700. We are proud to serve patients in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Spanish Springs, and surrounding communities.