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I Have Tooth Pain, Do I Need to See a Dentist?
Currently experiencing tooth pain? Not sure whether or not you actually need to go to the dentist's office so that the pain can go away? If the pain you are currently feeling is minor you may feel that a dentist appointment is not necessary. Depending on the reason why you are currently experiencing pain is going to help determine whether or not you indeed need to see a dentist. For instance, if you were eating something hard and it jarred your tooth you could be experiencing extreme soreness, which tends to go away within 24 hours. While there may be a number of remedies for those who are experiencing any form of dental pain, know that these remedies are often only going to be a temporary solution.
If you are currently going through tooth pain and wondering whether or not you need to see a dentist contact us now with your specific situation for advice.
Tooth pain relief
Anytime someone is in pain the most important thing on their mind is how they can get rid of that pain. One of the best homemade remedies for toothache involves making a clove oil mixture and applying it directly on the area that is causing the pain. This is also a natural pain relief remedy, which many dental patients prefer. Gently swishing the mouth with warm salty water is also helpful when it comes to bringing about some pain relief. A cold compress can also be applied to the cheek, making sure that it does not get too cold so that it makes the face numb. Taking over the counter medications can also help to bring some relief to those who are currently suffering from tooth pain.
Is there a need to see a dentist?
The simple answer is yes. Anytime someone experiences any form of oral pain it is sending out a signal that something is wrong. The pain could be due to something like eating hard foods that can jar the teeth or getting a scratch near the tooth that is causing it to hurt or throb, which means that the pain will probably go away within a day or two. But if the pain felt is due to some form of trauma or the tooth itself is breaking, then a trip to the dentist is definitely going to be necessary.
Have tooth pain questions?
If you have any tooth pain related questions we would love to answer them for you. We often get questions about the best pain remedies for toothache and we are more than happy to assist you when you are looking for the answers that can assist you with your overall good teeth and gum care.
Advanced Dentistry at Century Square is currently accepting new patients! If you are currently looking for a new dentist to assist you with your good oral care be sure to contact us at (206) 292-9900 as soon as possible.
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