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My Teeth Hurt! What Should I Do to Get Relief for the Pain?


Are you saying, “My teeth hurt?”

As soon as you feel your teeth beginning to hurt, you also experience a sinking feeling in your stomach. Problems with your teeth can be expensive, but failing to deal with them can be even more expensive.

We are here to help you prepare for when your teeth start to hurt.

Rinse With Salt Water

If you have to wait a while to go to the dentist, one of the things you can do to ease the pain is rinsing with salt water. Make sure the water you use is warm for the best results. You may only notice a small difference in the pain depending on how bad it is.

Take Over the Counter Pain Meds

Don’t use over the counter pain meds to sweep the problem under the rug. You should use medicine to help you make it through the days it takes for you to get in to see the dentist.

Ice Your Face

Put an ice pack on your face to dull the pain. If you don’t have an ice pack, you can wrap frozen veggies in a towel and use it until you get one.

Could This Problem Be Severe?

If the above things aren’t helping your pain, this may be one of the signs you need a root canal. Many people shy away from the thought of getting a root canal, but it is extremely important to take care of these issues as soon as you know about them.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is when the dentist goes into your tooth and removes the root of the tooth and any decay in and around your tooth. This procedure isn’t enjoyable and usually has a couple of parts.

When you get a root canal, most people opt to get a crown put over it, which requires multiple appointments to get to the final product.

What to Expect

If you do need a root canal and you ignore it, you could have something worse happen in your mouth. You might have to deal with an abscess, bad breath, and you could even get deathly sick from failing to take care of a severe dental issue.

A root canal can set you back a couple of thousand dollars or even more depending on how bad your case is.

If you go into the dentist’s office and your tooth is too bad, they may not be able to treat you there. Many dentists refer out to an endodontist to take care of cases they can’t take care of.

My Teeth Hurt – Knowing What to Do

Now you know more about what to do when you’re saying, “My teeth hurt.” Having a plan in place before the pain comes will help put your mind at ease and allow you to keep costs and complications low.

With that said, Horizon Dental still highly recommends visiting your dentist as soon as you feel any pain in your teeth so they can diagnose the problem as soon as possible.

Do you want to learn more about dental issues and other problems? Keep reading through our blog to get the information you need.