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The fastest way to stop toothache at home

Posted on 4/25/2022 by Dr. Frank K. Sioda
The fastest way to stop toothache at homeToothache can be extreme and can prevent you from sleeping, eating, or talking. It can result in headaches and can significantly disrupt your daily living. If you or a loved one is suffering from a toothache, you can come to our dental practice for a lasting solution. Even though you need immediate dental attention, there may come a time that you may be unable to visit the clinic. For instance, it can be late at night, or you are at home which can take some time before coming to the office. Before you can come to our dentist, you can apply some tips to reduce the pain.

Rinsing With Salty Water

You can rinse the affected area with warm salty water. The salty water will be important in treating the inflammation and cleaning the infections that may be arising. Warm salty water will provide instant relief from your toothache before you come in for your dental appointment. Make sure not to swallow the water that you have used for rinsing your mouth for it will have germs and bacteria that can bring about diseases.

Over the Counter Medication

Taking anti-inflammatory medication will help with your toothache. One good example is ibuprofen. Follow the prescribed instructions for taking the drugs after every few hours. Make sure to stick to the instructions as you can experience the return of the pain.

Applying a Cold Compress

You can also reduce inflammation by placing a bag of ice or vegetable on the affected side of your face. Use a cloth as a shield to protect your skin.

Contact our offices if you are experiencing a toothache or any other dental condition. We are always ready to offer immediate assistance to ensure that you return to normal pain-free living.
Talk to one of our caring patient coordinators today to schedule an appointment.
Dr. Frank Sioda
18676 Willamette Dr. Suite 202
West Linn, OR 97068-1718

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