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What to Do When You Have a Toothache

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Toothache is one of the most common dental problems encountered by many people. Although it is quite common and a mild concern for some, this dental problem indicates that there is a problem with your dental health, even at the very least.


There are various reasons why toothache occurs. Tooth decay, abscessed tooth or a more severe tooth decay that is already affecting the roots, and tooth fracture are just some of the most common causes of toothache. Other than these mentioned reasons, food can also contribute to the occurrence of toothache. Too much sweets or acidic food can affect the health of your tooth enamel and its root itself.


To help you out, here are some of the things that you should do when you have a toothache:


  • Avoid hard, sweet, or hot meals and drinks as much as possible. Biscuits, chunks of beef or pork, and too much chocolates should also be avoided as these may further induce pressure and sugar deposits to your aching tooth.


  • Gargle a mix of warm water and salt to at least give you a temporary relief if medication is not yet applicable.


  • For toothaches caused by tooth trauma, apply a cold compress to at least alleviate the pain while waiting for further medical attention.


  • Refrain from applying pain-relieving gels or paste as its chemical components may harm your teeth and gums even more.


  • Keep in mind that when your kids have toothache, you must only give them the medication prescribed by their physician.


  • Watch over your intake of antibiotics and antiseptics. Make sure that you only take in the right dosage for these may further worsen the situation.


  • If these initial or temporary solutions do not work, book for a consultation with your dentist as soon as possible.


On the other hand, many of us associate some food that can relieve the pain of toothaches. Here are some of the food that you might consider eating while having toothaches:


  • Ice Cream. For sure, most of us have experienced being offered with ice cream upon expression of toothache. Despite its sweetness, the coldness of this yummy treat is believed to lessen the pain.


  • Yogurt. You do not have to starve yourself when you have toothache. There are certain foods that are effortless to chew and can be easily swallowed. Aside from its smooth and soft texture, yogurts are healthy and packed with vitamins.


  • Soup. In support to what was mentioned above, hot meals are not good for throbbing tooth. So, letting it cool for a moment may help a lot. Soups are best for those who are having a hard time chewing food due to the pain in your teeth.


However, you must keep in mind that only dentists, like Dr. Rowena Marzo, know the best for your oral care. So if you have a nagging tooth, contact us and book for a consultation with Marzo Dental Clinic now! We offer the best and most reliable dental health care services in the country.