Managing Oral Pain

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Experiencing tooth or oral pain is not fun. If you can not get to Hendersonville Family Dentistry right away, the pain may even seem to increase. The old saying that a tooth will stop hurting once you get to a dentist is not that far from true. However, there are many tips you can try to relieve your oral pain until you see Dr. Harbin or Dr. Jones.

Common Pain Relief Options.

First, you need to determine the source of the pain. This is sometimes not possible, but it may help. If you are experiencing pain between your teeth or along the gum line, try swishing some warm salt water in your mouth. One teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of warm (not hot) water is all you need.

You can also try flossing as long as bleeding is not present. Salt water soothes other mouth irritations to reduce pain. You can also try over-the-counter pain relievers including oral medications or topical gels.

Toothpastes designed to relieve pain from sensitive teeth may work. While these pastes do take time to reach full effectiveness they can be helpful if you have to wait several days.

Remember, these tips are only designed to provide temporary pain relief. You need to schedule an appointment at Hendersonville Family Dentistry quickly. Call and schedule an emergency appointment with Dr. Harbin, Dr. Jones and Dr. McNutt as soon as possible.

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