Five Ways to Stop Tooth Pain Before Visiting the Dentist
Posted on 2/21/2017 by Michael Mettler
If you are experiencing tooth pain and it’s after hours or you’re not close our office in Walla Walla, here are five tips that can help reduce tooth pain. Remember that if pain persists, or you experience a fever you should definitely see a dentist. Our team has an emergency phone number and can be ready to help serve your dental needs 7 days a week if you are in pain.
Number 1. Check to see if you have food stuck between your teeth or between teeth and gums. Floss your teeth and rinse with warm salt water.
Number 2. Use an ice pack and press against your jaw or suck on an ice cube where you are experiencing pain.
Number 3. If ice isn’t helping use a heat pack in 20 minute intervals.
Number 4. Wet a black tea bag and place between the afflicted tooth and the gums. Black tea has been proven to reduce pain and bleeding.
Number 5. Take an over the counter pain medicine that does not include aspirin. Aspirin can hinder the healing process and increase bleeding.
If your pain still persists contact our office as soon as possible at (509) 525-5902.