Toothache First Aid Treatment

The primary cause of toothaches for most is tooth decay. Our tooth decays when it thrives on the starches and sugar that we eat. It forms into plaque clinging at our teeth surface that produces acid which can eat the white hard coating of our teeth or the enamel which creates cavity.

When our teeth aches whenever we eat something very cold, hot or sweet this usually means that we need to see our dentist. Do call your dentist if the pain is still intact for already more than a day or two, you are having fever due to the toothache and when you are already having problem breathing or swallowing.

Meanwhile, mind that gum redness, foul tasting discharge of teeth, swelling and pain whenever you bite means there is something wrong.

Self-care tips

  • Wash your mouth lightly with warm water.
  • Brush your teeth and use dental floss to remove the food particles situated between your teeth.
  • Put an over the counter pain reliever to the aching gum and teeth to dull the aching feeling.
  • Be reminded not to place aspirin directly in your gums for it may burn the gum tissue.

Call your dentist if:

  • The pain persists for more than a day or two
  • You have fever
  • You have trouble breathing or swallowing