What Can I Do for a Severe Toothache?

By March 9, 2018Uncategorized

Dealing with severe toothache pain can make it difficult to perform regular, daily activities. Watch this great video that we found to learn about some techniques you can use to manage dental pain until you can make it to your dentist appointment. We have also provided the video transcript for your convenience.

Michelle: Do you have a screaming toothache and you just don’t know what you can do for it? Well, my name’s Michelle and I’m a dental assistant with Solutions. I’m here to explain to you on what you can do for your severe toothache. Pretty much the first thing that you would need to do is immediately go see your general dentist. If you’re unable to see him, whether you’re having the toothache over the weekend or you just can’t get in to see him for an appointment, then another type of treatment option that you can do at home for yourself to subside the symptoms that you’re having with the severe toothache is maybe purchase some over the counter what we call is Orajel.

Michelle: It’s a numbing medication that you can place on the tooth and around the gums. This will actually numb the area for about a good 20 to 30 minutes. You can do that consistently throughout the day. Also, taking some Advil or Ibuprofen is great, a pain reliever to take to help with the discomfort that you might be having. Due to the fact because Ibuprofen and Advil have, it’s an anti-inflammatory pain reliever so it’s going to help with any inflammation that might be starting to flare up from your toothache. Also, rinsing with warm salt-water rinses. It’s a great treatment option to do if you can’t see your general dentist, because what the warm salt-water will do is actually it’ll start to soothe that area. It’s not going to take the pain away completely nor will the Advil or the Ibuprofen.

Michelle: So that’s why it’s very important for you to go see your general dentist as soon as possible. Therefore, he would be able to prescribe maybe an antibiotic to prevent any further infection and then also too a pain reliever that’s a lot stronger than Advil or Ibuprofen. Then he would give you a good diagnosis on the type of treatment options that you can do in order to make sure that your severe toothache doesn’t happen again. So once again, my name is Michelle. I’m a dental assistant with Solutions. I just explained to you on what you can do for a severe toothache.

If you are experiencing severe toothaches, please do not hesitate to call us at (615) 794-8977 and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.