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Posts for: May, 2015

By Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry
May 12, 2015
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Toothache  

Toothache Toothaches aren't just painful; they can also be incredibly inconvenient. Not only do they hamper your productivity, but they can also force you to take time off of work to visit your dentist at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA. Thankfully, if your toothache is still minor, there are several home remedies for toothaches you can try.

1. Swish Salt Water or Hydrogen Peroxide

If your toothache is caused by an infection or a piece of debris that has gotten lodged in between your tooth and gums, swishing salt water or hydrogen peroxide can really help. Not only do these methods dislodge any trapped particles, but they can also fight infection.

2. Use an Ice Pack

If your toothache is accompanied by swelling, an ice pack can bring you relief. Simply hold the ice pack against your cheek to numb the pain and reduce the swelling. Bags of ice or frozen vegetables work just as well.

3. Use a Moistened Tea Bag

Alternately, you could try placing a warm, moistened tea bag against your aching tooth. While you won't want to use this method repeatedly, as it can cause staining, it can really help with gum swelling and irritation.

4. Take an Over-the-Counter Pain Medication

While an over-the-counter pain medication may not fix the cause of your toothache, it is a very effective way to find relief until you can make it in to see your dentist at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry in Slidell, LA.

5. Visit Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry

Lastly, while the four at-home remedies for toothaches can help reduce your symptoms temporarily, if you want true relief that addresses the cause of the problem, you will want to see your Slidell, LA dentist. Whether you need a filling, root canal or crown, your dentist will be able to identify and remedy the problem, helping you feel much better in no time.

Don't suffer through a toothache unnecessarily. If the at-home treatments you've tried aren't working, call and schedule an appointment at Silvestri & Deniger Dentistry today.

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