Tooth pain can be both severe and disruptive, which indicates an underlying dental/gum issue that requires treatment from a dental professional. While visiting us at Distinct Dental Centre is crucial to diagnose and treat the root cause of your tooth pain, there are some effective tips you can follow to ease discomfort before your scheduled visit. Let’s explore these strategies to help you find relief and make your wait for dental care more manageable.

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1.  Oral Hygiene:

  • Gently brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Ensure you clean all surfaces of your teeth and along the gumline. Flossing can also help remove trapped debris between teeth.

2. Rinse with Warm Saltwater:

  • A simple saltwater rinse can help soothe irritated gums and reduce inflammation. Mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth gently for about 30 seconds.

3. Over-the-counter (OTC) Pain killers:

  • OTC painkillers like Paracetamol or Ibuprofen can help manage pain and reduce inflammation. Follow the recommended dosage instructions, and avoid aspirin if you are experiencing bleeding, or any bleeding disorders.

4. Cold Compress:

  • Apply a cold compress to the outside of your cheek for 15-20 minutes a few times a day. The cold can reduce the blood supply to the area and decrease the inflammation.

5. Topical Anesthetics:

  • Consider using OTC oral gels or ointments containing Benziydamin. Apply a small amount to the affected area and follow the product’s instructions.

6. Elevate Your Head:

  • When sleeping, use an extra pillow to elevate your head. This can reduce the blood supply to the affected area, potentially minimizing pain.

7. Avoid Trigger Foods and Drinks:

  • Steer clear of extremely hot or cold foods and beverages, as well as those high in sugar, as they may exacerbate tooth sensitivity.

8. Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse:

  • Use Hydrogen Peroxide mouthwash and swish the solution in your mouth for about 1 minute.  This can help reduce the load of the oral bacteria.

9. Peppermint Tea Rinse:

  • Rinse your mouth with lukewarm peppermint tea. Peppermint has mild numbing properties that may relieve the pain.

10. Stay Hydrated: – Drink plenty of water to help maintain oral health and prevent dry mouth, which can contribute to tooth pain.

While these tips can provide temporary pain relief, it’s essential to remember that they do not replace professional dental treatment. Book an appointment with us at Distinct Dental Centre North Strathfield at your earliest convenience to address the root cause of your tooth pain. Ignoring dental issues may lead to more severe problems, and we strongly recommend seeking professional advice when you have pain in you mouth.

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