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April 19, 2016

Things To Do When You Have A Toothache

shineEverybody has suffered from a toothache at least once in their life. Toothaches are caused due to many reasons. Tooth decay, climate and age etc. are few of many reasons for a toothache. Whichever the reason the toothache can be very painful and sometimes it even leads to fever and earache. There are many things to do when you have a toothache.

Find out why you have a toothache
This is very important, you need to first figure out why you have the toothache. For example, if your toothache is due to a new tooth sprouting then you need to visit family dentists immediately to make sure that the tooth is coming straight and it is not impacting with others. If your pain is severe it may mean that there is no space for the tooth to come and if it is impacting the other teeth. You may even have to extract the oncoming tooth. Your dental doctor may put you on pain killers and when the pain is no more you can extract the tooth. However there are some cases where you have to undergo surgery. It is always better to visit the doctor and figure out why you have the toothache. If it is a decayed tooth then extraction or root filling may be done.
Clean your teeth
When you feel slight pain in your teeth you need to first clean it well. Brush your teeth after every meal, floss it well and make sure you use a mouth wash too. Sometimes your teeth may be little sensitive to certain types of food it may get a numbness or a tingly feeling, this may be misinterpreted as a toothache. To make sure it is this, clean your teeth well. Use a toothpaste that says sensitive and make sure you don’t drink or eat overly hot or cold food. If your pain doesn’t settle down it is better to visit family dental services Adelaide simply to make sure that everything is okay. Avoid keeping it for a long time. If the reason for the toothache is something serious you may not know until you visit the doctor.
Avoid doing home remedies
This is one of the major things to keep in mind when you have a toothache. Most people attempt home remedies with clove oil and various other stuff. But the danger in doing this for a long time if the pain persists is that you may create a bigger problem that what was there earlier. For example if you have a rotten tooth and you keep it for a long time doing home remedies it may affect the nerves and you may end up getting gum infections and mouth infections.