If you are experiencing tooth pain and it’s after hours or you’re not close to a dental clinic here are 5 tips that can help reduce tooth pain. Remember that if pain persists or you experience a fever you should definitely see a dentist. We have locations in Roseburg, Eugene, Springfield, and Salem to serve your emergency dental needs.

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 consult a dentist immediately. If you live in Western Oregon I would be more than glad to help you. Crisdental offers $48 emergency exams and we will always try to fit you in the same day for emergencies.

Post Author: Dr. Mike Bratland

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