Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Toothache



Toothache


When to call a dentist


1. You have signs of a tooth or gum infection such as :


a. Increased pain, swelling, warmth or redness


b. Red streaks on the skin over the area


c. Pus or blood that drains into the mouth


d. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck


2. You have a severe toothache that does not improve after 2 hours of home treatment


3. You have facial pain or swelling


4. You have a painful bump near the sore tooth


5.A toothache keeps you from sleepingor doing your usual activities


6. You have had a toothache off and on for 2 weeks or longer


Home Treatment


1. Put ice or a cold pack on the outside of your cheek for 10 to 15 minutesat a time. Put a thin cloth between the ice and your skin.Do not use heat.


2.Avoid very hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks if they make the pain worse


3. Talk to your dentist about special toothpaste for sensitive teeth.Brush with this toothpaste regularly, or rub a small amount of it on the sensitive area with a clean finger 2 or 3 times a day. Floss gently.


4.Do not smoke or chew tobacco.It can make gum problemsworse and makes you less able to fight infection in your gums

2 comments:

Angie said...

the information you had in here is very helpful, thanks to this. It would be now easy for me to treat tooth ache. Usually I used garlic or ice to ease the pain that I feel. Thanks again and I do hope to see more of post.

Harry said...

One of my most trusted home remedies for toothache is biting and chewing a clove of garlic. It usually alleviates the pain. But when I had the most painful toothache of my life two months ago, I immediately went to my dentist (Hendersonville, TN).

Good thing he knew what to do and was able to give me a solid treatment. The toothache reminded me that I should really have regular visits to my Hendersonville, TN dentist.