If your mouth is in pain in the middle of the night and your dentist’s office won’t be open for hours, what can you do? We understand that minutes can feel like hours and the pain can leave you sleepless.
Before you visit the dentist in the morning, here are some home remedies that may temporarily ease your pain, allowing you to fall
> Pain Reliever
An anti-inflammatory pain reliever, such as Advil, is best for a toothache. It can reduce swelling and lessen pain.
> Cold Compress
A cold compress also helps to reduce swelling and ease pain. Apply it to the affected area for 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off. Make sure to avoid using heat at this time, it can accelerate infection and increase discomfort.
> Salt Water
Gently rinsing your mouth with warm salt water can reduce infection and offer some relief.
Toothache pain can be triggered from consuming hot/cold drinks or food and it can range from slight to severe. If you experience oral pain, contact your dentist. We can diagnose the source of the pain, treat it, and allow you to heal properly, leaving you with a pain-free smile.
If you have any questions or concerns about toothache relief, please contact our office at (514) 364-3366 or click here to visit our website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affects your dental health and wellness.