How Emergency Dentistry Can Provide Relief for Lingering Discomfor
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Symptoms of Toothaches
Headaches, fever, or chills.
A bad taste or bad breath
Painful Toothache When to Get Emergency Care
Mild or temporary toothaches can go away without treatment. However, in some cases, you may require immediate or emergency care. Do you have a toothache that lasts more than two days, jaw swelling, or pain when opening your mouth? If so, contact your dentist immediately.
You should visit the emergency room if you experience excessive bleeding or unbearable tooth pain. If you have a high fever, go to the ER. Emergency dental care can help to prevent complications or unnecessary tooth loss.
Dentistry Options for Toothaches
Toothache pain relievers and antibiotics
Dental filling to treat cavities
Dental crowns for large cavities or fractures
Custom ceramic restoration (inlays or onlays)
Home Remedies for Toothaches
Sometimes, a toothache can go away without treatment, but if you have a painful toothache, you should visit a dentist. There are several things you can do to relieve a toothache at home. A saltwater or hydrogen peroxide rinse can reduce inflammation and treat wounds, providing relief. Applying an ice pack to the area can reduce pain and inflammation by shrinking blood vessels. OTC painkillers can help to relieve toothache.
Maintaining good oral hygiene can help to reduce the risk of toothaches. Brushing and flossing using fluoride toothpaste and using an antibacterial mouthwash daily can prevent cavities and gum disease. It also helps to limit the intake of sugary foods and beverages. Regular visits to the dentist for cleaning and checkup can help to prevent toothaches.
For more on how emergency dentistry can provide relief for lingering discomfort, visit SandLake Dental at our office in Orlando, Florida.