There are some times when you have tooth pain and you can not get into your dentist till the next day or even the next week. You are going to want know about some ways on how to ease tooth pain until you can get into the dentist. Here are some tips on what you can do to ease tooth pain until you can get into the dentist.
The first tip on how to ease tooth pain until you can get into the dentist is you will want to rinse out your mouth with warm water. Make sure that the water is warm water so you will not have more pain if the tooth that is having pain is sensitive to hot and cold. Rinsing with warm water also will help loosen lodged food. You can also try to floss to help get rid of foods that they have gotten lodged in between your teeth.
The second tip on how to ease tooth pain until you can get into the dentist is to use a cold pack on the outside of your mouth. This will help with swelling if there is any. Helping the swelling go down will help relieve the pressure that might be causing the tooth pain.
The third tip on how to ease tooth pain until you can get into the dentist is to take an over the counter pain reliever. This will help relieve some of the tooth pain that you might be having. Do not try to rub aspirin or any other pain relievers on the gums or near the tooth that is having pain. Rubbing pain relievers near your gums could burn the gum tissue causing more irritation and more pain.
The fourth tip is if you have had a filling fall out you can ease the pain until you can get into the dentist by sticking gauze over the tooth where the filling has fallen out. You can also try to use an over the counter dental cement, or even a chewed piece of sugar free gum to cover the hole. This will help protect against any debris from getting down into the nerve at the root of the tooth which can cause more pain. This will also help the sensitivity that hot and cold things can cause.
The fifth tip on how to ease tooth pain is if you have lost a crown. You can try to take a cotton swab with and apply a little clove oil on the sensitive area to help ease the pain. Try to slip the crown back over the tooth to help protect the nerve endings from debris.
All of these are tips on how to smooth tooth pain until you can get into the dentist. Even if the tooth pain goes away you still need to make sure to go see your dentist. It might be something little now but if you do not go see your dentist it could turn into something worse. The sooner you can get into your dentist the better. Your dentist can detect the problem in the early stages and get it taken care. So I am going to say it again because it is very important! Even if the pain subsides keep your appointment with your dentist and go see him or her. It will be beneficial for you no matter what the out come is. These tips are not permanent fixes they are only temporary fixes. There is no promise that they will take away all of your tooth pain. They will help to ease tooth pain.