Alleviating Tooth Pain
If you’ve booked an emergency dental appointment already, chances are you still need some immediate relief.
Below is a list of the top 3 common remedies suggested by the team at City Dental Toronto.
TOP 3 TIPS TO HELP MANAGE PAIN UNTIL YOU SEE YOUR DENTIST
1. Salt water rinse – warm water (not boiling) add a table spoon of salt, stir until dissolved then gargle and rinse repeatedly. The salt will help numb and bring down the swelling. You can do this while booking your appointment!
2. Ice – if your cheek is swollen put a cold compress on your cheek, check for puss or an abscess as swelling is one signal that an infection may have started or could start
3. Pain-killer – take an aspirin, ibuprofen or tylenol or even a gel with benzocaine. NOTE: these are only short term remedies to hold you over until you get to your dentist!