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Life is unpredictable, so chances are you’ll experience a dental emergency at some point along the way. It’s okay. We know these things happen and we’re here to help. Let us help you deal with your dental emergency problem.

Some of the Dental Emergencies Requiring Urgent Treatment

  • Toothaches
  • Abscesses
  • Chipped teeth
  • Swollen gums
  • Dental trauma
  • Accidents
  • Broken or lost crowns
  • Root canals
  • Infections and inflammation
  • Veneer, bridge, and crown re-cements
  • Tooth extractions
  • Cavities
  • Broken or lost teeth

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Tips for Managing Dental Emergencies

Below you will find some common dental emergencies and steps you can take to prevent further damage or injury until your dentist appointment with Dr. Zenaidy Castro

Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment later on.

Being prepared for a Dental Emergency is no accident. It takes a little time and thought, but by knowing what to do before an accident happens, you may someday save a tooth – yours or someone else’s.

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Dental Emergency Treatment: What to Do in a Dental Emergency

At one time or another, almost everyone has probably experienced some degree of tooth pain, from minor aches and sensitivity to acute distress. In general, the sensation of pain is a protective response that tells the body something is wrong. But when it affects your teeth, the exact source of the pain can be difficult to pinpoint; it may also come and go in response to other stimuli, like eating hot foods. So what is tooth pain signalling, and what should you do about it?

The most common cause of dental pain is tooth decay, a bacterial infection that can spread through many parts of the tooth, and even into the gum tissue. Traumatic damage and gum disease can also result in tooth pain.

The only sure way to know what’s causing tooth pain is to see a dentist, who will ask detailed questions about what you’re feeling and perform diagnostic tests, such as x-rays, to try and identify the exact source of the pain. However, there are some general ways to describe the sensations you may be experiencing — and their potential cause.

Any dental emergency like an injury to the teeth or gums can be potentially serious and should not be ignored. Ignoring a dental problem can increase the risk of permanent damage as well as the need for more extensive and expensive treatment later on.

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A severe toothache can signal nerve damage or an infection. It is important that you keep the area free of bacteria and debris. Rinse the mouth out with warm water to clean it out. Gently use dental floss or an inter dental cleaner to ensure that there is no food or other debris caught between the teeth. Never put aspirin or any other painkiller against the gums near the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue.

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Abscesses are infections that occur around the root of a tooth or in the space between the teeth and gums. Abscesses are a serious condition that can damage tissue and surrounding teeth, with the infection possibly spreading to other parts of the body if left untreated. If you have a severe throbbing pain and the tooth feels as though it is raised out of the socket and is loose, try using a mouthwash consisting of a teaspoonful of salt in a glass of warm water. Hold each mouthful for about one minute and repeat the procedure 3 times daily. Never put heat on the outside of the face.

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Constant, severe pain and pressure, swelling of the gums, and sensitivity to touch indicate an infection in the tooth, possibly accompanied by an abscess (inflamed, pus-filled sac) in the surrounding gum and bone tissue. In this case, it’s important to see a dentist or Endodontist right away — not only to relieve the pain, but also to save the tooth while it’s still possible. Treatment may include a root canal to remove diseased or dying pulp tissue, and/or periodontal procedures to drain the abscess and stop the infection.

Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods usually indicates disease in the pulp tissue deep inside the tooth. Deep decay or physical trauma to the tooth may have allowed bacteria to infect the pulp tissue or compromise the pulp vitality. As nerves inside the pulp tissue die, the pain may go away, but the infection won’t — in fact, it can spread and cause significant damage. Make an appointment to see a dental professional as soon as possible; a root canal may be needed to ease the pain and preserve the tooth.

Sharp pain when biting down on food can be caused by severe tooth decay, a loose filling, a crack in the tooth, or possibly by damaged pulp tissue inside the tooth. It should be evaluated by a dentist as soon as possible. Depending on the cause, treatment may involve filling, bonding, root canal therapy, or other procedures.

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1. Root Canal Therapy- as a result from abscess and tooth decay.

Root Canal (Endodontic) Therapy involves saving an infected tooth from having to be removed. Root Canal Therapy conserves a tooth that has been damaged by decay, fracture or an abscess. The tooth can then be restored without the need for an extraction. We never want you to lose any teeth and most of our patients don’t want this either. We will always find you the best possible treatment to help you keep your tooth.

Some indications root canal therapy may be required include:

Lingering tooth sensitivity to cold liquids

Lingering tooth sensitivity to hot liquids

Tooth sensitivity to sweets

Tooth pain to biting pressure

Impulsive toothache, such as that experienced while
reading a book, walking or other normal daily activities

Constant or intermittent tooth pain

Severe tooth pain

Throbbing tooth pain

Tooth pain that may occur in response to atmospheric pressure changes such as when flying or scuba diving

Tissue swelling of the face

Root Canal Therapy can typically be deferred for a day or two with over-the-counter painkillers to reduce the immediate pain and inflammation. We do recommend that you visit us as soon as possible for treatment to avoid any aggravated problems as the pain may also be a sign of something else.

2. Emergency Tooth Extraction

At our office, we believe that a tooth extraction is the last resort. As an alternative to an extraction we will always recommend Root Canal Therapy if the tooth can be saved, to retain the health, function and comfort of your mouth. Even if you have significant tooth decay, there are numerous restorative treatments that we can recommend, such as porcelain crowns rather than tooth extraction.

Tooth extraction has a number of unwanted and unnecessary side effects including misaligning and spreading of the teeth that can affect the look of your smile. Missing teeth can also have a dramatic affect on your ability to chew food effectively. To avoid any risk of tooth loss, we recommend you have your teeth checked every six months.

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Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area around the broken tooth.
Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down.
The treatment necessary to repair a chipped or cracked tooth depends. Dr. Castro, an emergency dentist Melbourne, will need to see and evaluate the injury to determine the treatment that is necessary.

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Rinse your mouth with warm water to clean the area around the broken tooth.
Use cold compresses on the area to keep any swelling down.
The treatment necessary to repair a chipped or cracked tooth depends. Dr. Castro, an emergency dentist Melbourne, will need to see and evaluate the injury to determine the treatment that is necessary.

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Try to gently remove the object with dental floss; avoid cutting the gums.
Never use a sharp instrument to remove any object that is stuck between your teeth.

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A lost filling is a serious issue because the exposed area is vulnerable to the accumulation of food and bacteria, which could lead to the sensitive pulp of the tooth becoming infected. Until you schedule an emergency dentist Melbourne appointment, you can replace the filling with sugarless gum.

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Retrieve the tooth, hold it by the crown (the part that is usually exposed in the mouth), and rinse off the tooth root with water if it’s dirty. Do not scrub it or remove any attached tissue fragments. If possible, try to put the tooth back in place. Make sure it’s facing the right way. Never force it into the socket. If it’s not possible to reinsert the tooth in the socket, put the tooth in a small container of milk (or cup of water that contains a pinch of table salt, if milk is not available) or a product containing cell growth medium, such as Save-a-Tooth. In all cases, see your dentist as quickly as possible. Knocked out teeth with the highest chances of being saved are those seen by the dentist and returned to their socket within 1 hour of being knocked out.
Go immediately to your dentist within 30 minutes is possible. Don’t forget to bring the tooth.

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Apply direct pressure to the bleeding area with a clean cloth. If swelling is present, apply cold compress. If bleeding does not stop, go to a hospital emergency room.

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If a wire is causing irritation, cover the end with a small cotton ball, beeswax or piece of gauze, until you can get to the dentist. If a wire gets stuck in the cheek, tongue or gum tissue, do not attempt to remove it. Go to your dentist immediately. If an appliance becomes loose or if it breaks off, take the appliance and the piece and go to dentist.

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If the crown falls off, make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible and bring the crown with you. If you can’t get to the dentist right away and the tooth is causing pain, use a cotton swab to apply a little clove oil to the sensitive area (clove oil can be purchased at your local drug store or in the spice aisle of your grocery store). If possible, slip the crown back over the tooth. Before doing so, coat the inner surface with an over-the-counter dental cement, toothpaste, or denture adhesive, to help hold the crown in place. Do not use super glue!

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Injuries to the soft tissues, which include the tongue, cheeks, gums, and lips, can result in bleeding. To control the bleeding, here’s what to do:

Rinse your mouth with a mild salt-water solution.
Use a moistened piece of gauze or tea bag to apply pressure to the bleeding site. Hold in place for 15 to 20 minutes.

To both control bleeding and relieve pain, hold a cold compress to the outside of the mouth or cheek in the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes.

If the bleeding doesn’t stop, see your dentist right away or go to a hospital emergency room. Continue to apply pressure on the bleeding site with the gauze until you can be seen and treated.

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Treating a toothache at night may be more difficult, as there is not much to distract a person from the pain.

Why do some toothaches hurt more at night?

Toothaches can be painful in the day, but they may seem to get worse at night.

One reason that this may occur is because when a person is lying down, blood rushes to the head. This extra blood in the area may increase the pain and pressure that people feel from a toothache.

Another reason why many aches feel worse at night is because there are fewer distractions. With little else to focus on but the toothache, a person may find it difficult to fall asleep.

However, people can try the following methods to relieve pain:

1. Oral pain medication

Taking over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) is a quick, simple way for many people to effectively reduce mild-to-moderate toothaches.

Always stay within the recommended dosage on the packaging.

If the toothache is severe, it is best to see a dentist and speak to them about stronger pain relievers.

2. Cold compress

Using a cold compress may help ease the pain of a toothache.

Applying a bag of ice wrapped in a towel to the affected side of the face or jaw helps constrict the blood vessels in the area, which can reduce pain to allow a person to fall asleep.

Applying a cold compress to the area for 15–20 minutes every few hours in the evening may also help prevent pain when going to bed.

3. Elevation

Pooling blood in the head may cause additional pain and inflammation. For some people, elevating the head with an extra pillow or two may relieve the pain enough for them to fall asleep.

4. Medicated ointments

Some medicated ointments may also help reduce toothache pain. OTC numbing gels and ointments that contain ingredients such as benzocaine may numb the area.

However, benzocaine is not suitable for use by young children.

5. Salt water rinse

A simple salt water rinse is a common home remedy for a toothache.

Salt water is a natural antibacterial agent, so it may reduce inflammation. This, in turn, helps protect damaged teeth from infection.

Rinsing with salt water may also help remove any food particles or debris stuck in the teeth or gums.

6. Hydrogen peroxide rinse

Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that generally occurs as a result of poor oral hygiene. It can cause issues such as soreness, bleeding gums, and teeth that come loose in their sockets.

People should always dilute food-grade hydrogen peroxide with equal parts water. Swish the solution in the mouth, but do not swallow it.

This remedy is not suitable for children, as there is a risk they may accidentally swallow the mixture.

7. Peppermint tea

Swishing peppermint tea or sucking on peppermint tea bags may also help temporarily relieve pain from a toothache.

Researchers note that peppermint contains antibacterial and antioxidant compounds. Menthol, an active ingredient in peppermint, may also have a mild numbing effect on sensitive areas.

8. Clove

Eugenol, which is one of the main compounds in cloves, can reduce tooth pain. The results of a 2015 clinical trial indicated that people who applied eugenol to their gums and socket after having a tooth extracted had less pain and inflammation during healing.

Eugenol acts as an analgesic, which means that it numbs the area. To use clove for a toothache, soak ground cloves in water to make a paste. Then, apply the paste to the tooth, or put it in an empty tea bag and place it in the mouth.

Alternatively, gently chewing or sucking on a single clove and then allowing it to sit near the painful tooth may help relieve pain.

This is not a suitable remedy for children, as they may swallow too much clove. Single cloves can be spiky and painful if a person swallows them.

9. Garlic

Garlic is a common household ingredient that some people use to relieve toothache pain.

Allicin, which is the main compound in garlic, has a strong antibacterial effect that may help kill the bacteria in the mouth that lead to cavities and tooth pain.

Simply chewing a clove of garlic and allowing it to sit near the tooth may help relieve pain. That said, the taste of raw garlic can be too strong for some people, so this may not be the right solution for everyone.

Summary

Dealing with a toothache is a painful experience. Although many home remedies can provide temporary relief and help a person get some sleep, they are not permanent solutions
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Anyone who experiences a toothache for longer than 1 or 2 days without symptoms of a sinus infection should see a dentist for a full diagnosis and treatment.

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If your toothache isn’t caused by a serious underlying issue or you are waiting for an upcoming dental appointment, you can reduce pain using the following strategies:

1. Apply a cold compress.

In general, there are two ways to stop or blunt toothache pain. The first involves reducing inflammation, while the second centers on interrupting the signals from the injury to the brain. You can accomplish the first goal by applying a cold pack or bag of frozen vegetables to the side of your face for 20 minutes at a time. Just be sure to use a piece of cloth as a buffer, so you don’t accidentally damage your skin. This can help alleviate discomfort by blunting pain and reducing swelling.

2. Take an anti-inflammatory.

You can also reduce swelling and blunt pain signals by taking an anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen. If you do take ibuprofen, try to continue taking the medication every few hours, according to the product label. Avoid taking the medication once and then stopping when you feel relief, or the pain and inflammation is likely to return. If you don’t have ibuprofen, you can take acetaminophen instead; however, while this will help with the pain, it isn’t an anti-inflammatory medication.

3. Rinse with salt water.

In addition to cold packs and over-the-counter medications, there are some natural ways to stop a toothache. You can clean infections and promote temporary pain relief by rinsing your mouth with warm salt water. Treating a toothache with salt water can also help heal any oral wounds and reduce inflammation. Just make sure not to swallow any of the salt water while you rinse.

4. Use a hot pack.

You can reduce discomfort by applying a hot pack to the side of your jaw. If you don’t have a hot pack, you can make one by filling a clean sock with rice and tying one end. Then, place the rice-filled sock in the microwave and heat it for a couple of minutes. The heat from the pack will help interrupt pain signals from your mouth to your brain.

5. Try acupressure.

Some research suggests that acupressure may be able to reduce toothache pain by causing the body to release endorphins. There are specific key points on the body that are believed to be associated with oral discomfort. If you’d like to try acupressure, consider researching reputable internet resources for more information about these areas.

6. Use peppermint tea bags.

Generally considered safe, peppermint tea bags have mild numbing properties that can ease oral pain for a short time. Most people prefer to cool their tea bags in the freezer for a couple of minutes before use. You can also apply the tea bag while it’s still warm and then wait for it to cool. This can create a pleasing sensation that can help take your mind off your toothache.

7. Try garlic.

For thousands of years, garlic has been used for its medicinal properties. In addition to killing potentially harmful bacteria, it can also act as a pain reliever. To use garlic for toothaches, crush a clove to create a sticky paste and apply it to the affected area. Alternatively, you can chew a clove of fresh garlic and spit it out afterword.

8. Rinse with a guava mouthwash.

Known for their anti-inflammatory properties, guava leaves also have antimicrobial traits that can blunt pain and sterilize oral wounds. You can either chew on fresh guava leaves or boil crushed leaves in water to make a mouthwash.

9. Use clove oil.

Used to treat dental pain throughout human history, clove oil can reduce inflammation and numb oral pain. It also contains eugenol, a natural antiseptic that can sterilize oral wounds. To treat a toothache, apply a small amount of the oil onto a clean cotton ball and dab it to the affected area. You can dilute the clove oil with a few drops of water or add carrier oil if it seems too potent.

10. Try a homemade thyme mouthwash.

Thyme has powerful antioxidant and antibacterial properties. To alleviate toothache symptoms, you can add a few drops of thyme essential oil to water and make a mouthwash. You can also dilute thyme essential oil with a few drops of clean water and add it to a cotton ball. Then apply it to the affected area.

What to Expect at the Dentist

To treat your tooth pain, a dentist will first review your medical history and conduct an exam. He or she will ask specific questions about your toothache, including when it started, where it is located, how severe it is, what makes it feel worse and what makes it feel better. The dentist will then examine your gums, teeth and any other relevant areas. X-rays and/or other tests may be needed to determine the exact cause of the problem.

Once the dentist determines the cause, he or she will outline available treatment options. For cavities, you may need a filling. If the tooth’s nerve is infected, you may require root canal therapy. If the area has become infected, the dentist may prescribe antibiotic medication to kill bacteria.

Depending on the seriousness of the issue, you may receive treatment immediately or a few days after your exam. If the latter occurs, your dentist may choose to prescribe pain medication to help you cope with discomfort while you wait.

Preventing Tooth Pain

The best way to deal with a toothache is to avoid it in the first place. You can reduce the risk of oral health issues by thoroughly brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once. You should also eat a healthy diet, avoiding sugary or sticky foods and beverages. You should also be careful not to chew ice or hard items that might cause a fracture in your tooth. Finally, be sure to schedule regular dental cleanings and checkups, so you can get treatment for minor dental issues before they become painful problems that demand expensive treatments.

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Having to deal with a toothache during the day is bad enough, but tooth pain at night can be ten times more frustrating since it can keep you up during the times your body needs to recuperate. There are several ways you can find toothache relief, and when that pain comes at you in the night, what you need and want is most likely a quick solution. If you’re trying to find out how to get rid of a toothache at night then here are a few ways you can tone down the pain:

  • Keep your head in an upright position. Keeping your head at a level higher than the rest of your body will keep blood from accumulating in your head which could easily cause the pain of a toothache to intensify.
  • Try using mouthwash. The use of mouthwash that contains alcohol will serve to disinfect your mouth as well as numb the pain.
  • Take pain medication such as aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin). These will help to eliminate lesser pains but if the pain is stronger then it most likely won’t get rid of the pain completely.
  • Try not to eat cold, hard, or acidic food right before going to bed. If you do, it might irritate your teeth and cause pain in any cavities that might already be formed.
  • Apply a cold ice pack to the part of your face where the pain is. Do this before going to sleep and it should numb the pain enough so that you can catch some shut-eye.

What If It Gets Worse At Night

It’s not uncommon for toothache pain to intensify in the evening or while you’re sleeping. Knowing the reasons why this happens can greatly help to prevent it in the future and also alleviate the stress of not knowing why the pain is increasing. Once we know the source of the problem we can do something to correct it. Here are a few common reasons why tooth pain may increase at night:

  • Built up pressure from blood rushing to your head could easily be one of the causes. More blood flows through our heads when lying down than
  • standing up simply because of the position of our bodies. This may cause pressure on a cracked or damaged tooth or even on a swollen gum, increasing the pain and discomfort.
  • Sinuses are also a cause for increased tooth pain at night. Mucus can get trapped in the sinuses when lying down resulting in severe pain. This is not as common as the problem with pressure, but if you already have long-standing problems with your sinuses then you may have found the root of your problem.
  • Snacking in the night can be harmful to sensitive teeth. Any sugary or acidic food works double time against your teeth in the night. Sugar erodes the enamel on our teeth leaving them defenseless. So that late night soda or chocolate bar might not be the best idea.
  • On the same note, brushing your teeth right after eating such foods is not advisable. When the enamel on your teeth gets thinned down enough it could cause them damage.
  • One more reason why it seems that the pain has increased when you’re trying to sleep could be the lack of things to keep you distracted. During the day we move about, work, talk with people, watch movies, drive vehicles, and engage in activities that may serve to keep our minds off the pain, whereas at night we’re trying to shut off our brains and go to sleep. With nothing else to catch our attention, pain can tend to steal the show, making it feel as if the pain we’d been having all day has intensified. This does not in any way decrease the seriousness of the pain. It’s still real, and very unpleasant!

This could, of course, occur during the day as well if you’re not as active or don’t have as many things distracting you. But the chances of this cause are much higher at night time.

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  • Old tooth decay is the most common reason for toothache pain. There would have to be enough decay in the tooth for it to reach the dentin, the inner layer of the tooth. Damage to the dentin causes the tooth to become very sensitive and develop cavities.
  • If the pain is more of a dull ache that means decay has not reached the centre of the tooth. But when the pain is sharp then you should get it taken care of as soon as possible, as this could lead to even bigger problems if not looked after quickly.
  • Gum disease is another reason you might be feeling pain. If you feel a dull pain, and your gums are red and bleeding, you may have contracted a disease of the gums and should get it treated the first chance you get.
  • Tooth fractures could be the cause of discomfort. There are many way in which you could break a tooth, from biting something hard to external impact. If a broken tooth is causing you pain, that is because the fracture has reached the centre of the tooth and is hitting nerve endings which would definitely cause excruciating pain. It may happen as soon as the tooth is damaged, but can also occur much later as the damage gets worse. Definitely a reason to visit your dentist and fix it before the situation gets worse.
  • Eating or drinking something very cold or hot can also cause pain. This is usually because of the sensitivity of your teeth. This is most likely because the enamel on your teeth has been worn down and the layer of tooth where the nerves are is exposed. It can also happen shortly after having your teeth whitened. Try using toothpaste for sensitive teeth to help protect the nerves and keep them safe from very high or low temperatures.
  • When dental fillings are damaged that leaves sensitive places in your teeth bare and exposed to harm, such as bacteria, extreme temperatures, and little bits of food. This can cause different kinds of pain, ranging from dull to sharp. A damaged filling should be fixed immediately.
  • Grinding your teeth, also known as bruxism, often causes tooth pain. Teeth grinding is a sign of stress, but it’s also a habit some people have when they sleep. The best way to safeguard yourself against grinding your teeth while you sleep is to wear a mouth guard. Having a custom mouth guard made for you by your dentist is advisable.
  • Brushing your teeth too hard and violent flossing can result in inflamed, irritated, and bleeding gums.
  • If this is done repeatedly it makes the gums recede, causing the teeth to become unstable which can cause pain to intensify.

First Aid At Home. Make The Pain Go Away Temporarily Before Visiting A Dentist

So we’ve established that for most of these problems the best solution is a visit to your dentist. But what if you can’t go right away? Well here are a few simple remedies that you can use in your own home to try and get the pain under control for a while you’re waiting on that dentist appointment.

  • Rub clove oil directly on the spot that’s causing you discomfort. You can use a cotton ball to soak up the oil and dab the gums around your tooth with it.
  • Take a piece of ice and rub it on your hand in the space between your forefinger and thumb for about 7 minutes. If the pain is on your right side, rub the ice on your right hand. Likewise, if the pain is on your left side, rub it on your left hand.
  • Try rinsing your mouth out with salty water. Mix half a teaspoon of table salt with 8 ounces of warm water. Make sure not to swallow it, just swish it around in your mouth for a minute or so.
  • Gently floss around the tooth that’s causing pain to try and get any pieces of food out that might be lodged in there.
  • Chewing garlic will release allicin in your mouth, which is a liquid with an oily texture that fights disease.
  • Applying peppermint essential oil may also help. The menthol in peppermint contains powerful anti-bacterial elements.
  • Cayenne pepper contains a lot of capsaicin, which could help soothe the pain. Yes, it is spicy, but it could help you to get rid of that toothache. It will also help reduce swelling in your gums.
  • You might have seen people using a cucumber to calm puffy eyes. The hemostatic properties in cucumbers help keep blood from straying outside blood vessels. To use them on your teeth, take a slice of cucumber and hold it to the area in pain. Make sure the cucumber isn’t cold, as extreme temperatures will only make things worse.
  • Onions carry antimicrobial properties and can serve as an antiseptic, killing the bacteria in your mouth and reducing the pain. Use a raw onion.
  • Try making a paste out of turmeric. Take a small amount of water and add a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Put some of this paste on a cotton ball and place it on your tooth that’s causing problems. You may also try adding raw honey so it doesn’t taste so bad.
  • Turmeric contains curcumin which is an active ingredient with loads of analgesic, antibacterial and antiseptic properties. This will prevent infections and help stop your tooth from developing abscesses.
  • Thyme is an age-old remedy. Put some essential thyme oil right on your troublesome tooth and gums. Drink thyme tea or try chewing on some fresh thyme leaves. The leaves are small and may get stuck in your teeth, so make sure that you chew them on the opposite side of your mouth from the tooth that’s giving you problems.
  • Get some raw ginger root and try chewing it. Applying raw ginger to your food is also strongly recommended.
  • Try using an oil rich in vitamin K2. Emu oil is very rich in vitamin K2, so keeping some of that on hand will be helpful.

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Tooth nerve pain can range from mild to excruciating and should be examined by a dentist as soon as possible.

What Can Help with Tooth Nerve Pain?

Pain in an exposed tooth nerve can be triggered by foods and drinks that are hot or cold, sugary, acidic or sour. If you avoid the following, you may be able to help reduce your pain until you are able to be seen by a dentist:

  • Ice water
  • Iced or hot tea
  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Sports drinks
  • Ice cream
  • Cookies
  • Candy
  • Citrus fruits
  • Tomatoes
  • Pickles

What Does Nerve Pain Feel Like in a Tooth?

Tooth nerve pain can feel like a sharp, stabbing pain or a dull ache. If your tooth nerve is exposed, particular foods and drinks will probably trigger the pain.

Will Tooth Nerve Pain Go Away?

Tooth nerve pain does not typically go away without dental treatment unless it is a tooth engaged in the healing process after dental treatment. If you are not able to get in to see a dentist right away, you may be able to get some relief by avoiding foods and drinks that trigger the pain and by using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth along with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

What Are the Symptoms of a Dying Nerve in a Tooth?

A dying nerve in a tooth causes pain when a collection of white blood cells, bacteria, and the remnants of dead nerves combine to put pressure on the nerve endings around the outside of the tooth. This is the beginning of the infection process of a dying or necrotic tooth and you may experience other symptoms such as swelling or a bad taste or smell in your mouth. A dying tooth may also start to look discoloured.

How Do You Soothe an Exposed Tooth Nerve?

Using a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth and brushing gently can help soothe the exposed nerves. You should also avoid triggers like hot and cold foods and drinks.

What Helps a Severe Exposed Tooth Nerve?

A severe exposed tooth nerve must be addressed with a prescribed treatment from a dentist. This often involves removing the decayed material and replacing it with a filling, crown, onlay, or a root canal.

Can a Tooth Heal Itself?

Some types of nerve pain can be reversed, but this usually occurs when the inflammation is mild, and the tooth pulp can be saved. This can require a filling, but if symptoms are more severe, a root canal may be needed.

How Do You Know if You Have Nerve Damage in Your Tooth?

Pain is usually what signals nerve damage to your tooth. It can start with sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages, and as it progresses, the pain can get worse and occur day and night.

Can Tooth Nerve Pain Go Away On its Own?

Tooth nerve pain is unlikely to go away on its own and instead goes away when the problem that caused the nerve to be exposed is corrected.

How Long Does It Take a Tooth Nerve to Die?

There’s no set time it takes for a tooth nerve to die since it depends on several different factors. If you have sensitivity or pain, you should see a dentist immediately for treatment.

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