Gainesville Dentist Helps You Ease Your Tooth Discomfort
When your tooth hurts, relief is often the only thing you can think about. In fact, tooth discomfort is such a distraction, over 25% of adults in America admit to taking time off of work to deal with their dental woes.
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If tooth sensitivity strikes you suddenly, rinse your mouth with warm water and inspect your mouth for blood and/or damage. If bleeding is present, apply pressure with gauze for at least ten minutes, or until the bleeding stops. If your tooth has been cracked, broken, or knocked out, see our article on handling dental trauma to increase your chances of saving the tooth. Otherwise, try these methods to ease your tooth discomfort:
Remedies for Toothache Relief
Chill out—Apply a cold compress, ice pack, bag of frozen peas, etc., to the cheek on top of the offending tooth. The cold will ease the pain and help reduce swelling.
OTC meds—Over-the-counter medications, such as Ibuprofen and Aleve, can help reduce the pain, as well. Be sure to swallow the medication; do not rub the painkillers directly on the tooth. The pills’ acidity can eat away at your tooth and irritate your gum tissue, making matters worse.
Cloves—Cloves and clove oil have been used as a natural toothache remedy since before modern medicine. You can apply the spice directly to the afflicted tooth, or rub oil on and around the tooth and surrounding gum tissue. Be sure to use only one or two drops of the oil.
Avoid irritants—Tooth decay is a common cause of tooth sensitivity. To prevent exacerbating the situation, avoid sugary and acidic foods and beverages.
See Your Gainesville Dentist
Regardless of its origin, a toothache should never be ignored. To have your discomfort diagnosed and treated, schedule an appointment with your Gainesville dentist at Tioga Dental Associates by contacting us at (352) 333-1946. We serve patients in Gainesville, Newberry, Jonesville, and surrounding areas.
About Tioga Dental Associates
Truly Comprehensive Dentistry in Gainesville
Choosing a dental practice that meets the needs More..of your whole family can sometimes be a challenge. At Tioga Dental Associates, we are proud to offer a wide array of Dental Services to Gainesville area residents. Using advanced technology and thorough treatment plans, Dr. Cynthia Brush, Dr. Sara Potter, and our experienced team of specialists look forward to helping you and your family achieve optimal oral health.
A comfortable atmosphere and friendly staff promote our ideals for patient comfort and satisfaction, while extensively-trained and knowledgeable doctors uphold the quality of our dentistry services. Whether your appointment is a routine dental checkup or a complex oral surgery, you can have peace of mind knowing that you will be treated compassionately.
Technology for Complete Dental Care
Take control of your treatment options when it comes to dentistry services in Gainesville. Contemporary technology and an experienced staff allow us to provide a wide range of restoration options, cosmetic procedures, bruxism treatments, and oral surgeries. Our E4D machines make same day placement possible for most crowns or veneers, and T-scan and i-CAT imaging for bite analysis give us precise data for oral surgeries, sleep apnea or TMJ treatments. If you need cosmetic procedures, we can give you a complete smile makeover, from teeth whitening to even the most extensive restorative procedures.
Patient Education for Better Decision-Making
Demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques, offering dental advice for parents, and illustrating diagnoses on chairside monitors are just some of the ways we express our commitment to patient education. At Tioga Dental Associates, we want you to feel comfortable with making decisions about your oral health. The pages of this website are designed to help you learn more about your oral health, familiarize yourself with our dentists, and browse the services we provide to help you maintain optimal health.Less..
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