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Toothaches in Sault Ste Marie, ON
Toothaches can be a real pain but we’re here to help!
There could be several causes for your toothache and the pain can vary from mild to severe. Some of the reasons for your toothache may be remedied at home but most require the help of a dentist. Some common problems include:
Missing or Dislodged Tooth
A missing or dislodged tooth can be a scary time but in some cases it’s fixable and we’re here to help you manage the pain. The best thing to do if your tooth has been knocked out or dislodged is to place it back in the socket until you can visit your dentist. Make sure to rinse your mouth, washing away blood and other harmful particles. If you cannot fit the tooth back into the socket, store it in warm milk, saline, or your own saliva. When handling the tooth, take it by the crown and not the root. Visit your dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible.
Fractured or Broken Tooth
After rinsing your broken tooth with warm water, apply ice to your cheek on the affected side to reduce swelling and sensitivity. Over the counter pain medication may be used to control the pain or discomfort. Visit your dentist as soon as possible. Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the break but your dentist will work with you to develop a custom treatment plan to get your smile back in no time!
Managing Tooth Pain at Home
Minor discomfort and tooth pain can sometimes be remedied at home and may be the result of foreign particles that have been stuck between teeth or gums. It is best to rinse your mouth thoroughly and avoid placing pain medication right on the affected area. If the pain persists, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will fit you in as soon as we can!
Our job is to show you what we see in your mouth, educate you on your options, and let you make the best decision for yourself. We never push unnecessary treatments and always give you options.