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By Dr. Charles Bohle and Bohle Family Dentistry
April 21, 2016
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: tooth pain   dentist  

What to do When You Have a ToothacheWhat to do when you have a toothache.

Oh no, you have a toothache,  What do you do know?  Here are some tips for trying to control that pain if you get that screaming toothache.

  • Painkillers can help-It doesn't have to be a full strenght prescription medication.  Several over the counter meds can help.  Products like Advil and Aleve are very effective anti-inflammatories.  Try taking 600-800mg of Advil or 2 Aleve.  These doses are only for short term use.  Also  acetamenophen (Tylenol) is a good product.
  • Apply a cold Compress-Make a home made icepack and apply to your face.  Make sure not to get frost bite on your skin.  Never use a hot pack as it can cause the infection to spread.
  • Apply a Numbing Gel-There are several over the counter products that work here.  Oragel is a favorite.
  • Make a Record of your pain-write down when it hurts, how long it hurts and what makes it hurt.  This will be valuable informatin once you see a dentist.

Just a tip, you won't find those cocaine toothache drops at your local store.  Those are long gone.

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