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Toothache – a fate worse than death

If you have toothache, seek immediate advice from your dentist before the problem becomes severe. However, the following advice may be helpful until you are able to see your dentist:

  • avoid hot, cold or sweet stimuli. This will help prevent pain from pulpitis.

  • if the pain is prolonged and severe, painkillers such as ibuprofen (eg Nurofen) may provide some relief. Remember even if the pain goes away, without treatment it will eventually become worse.

  • if the pain is caused by exposed root surfaces, toothpaste for sensitive teeth, either used normally or rubbed onto the exposed root, may be helpful.

  • a hot saltwater mouthwash (a teaspoon of salt to a cup of water) used to thoroughly rinse the painful area may help if the problem is caused by a tooth erupting.

  • a saltwater mouthwash can also prevent infection if you have mouth ulcers.

  • visit your dentist as soon as possible. This way any treatment will be simple.
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    Ben Coors
    December 29, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Opiate pain pills such as Vicodin and Percocet work best for me. Good luck with your toothache.
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