Dr. Mark Rowe offers treatments for toothaches in Duluth, Georgia. Toothaches can sometimes be a symptom of other, more serious, problems. If you experience persistent pain, please contact Meadowbrook Family Dentistry at 770-622-5909 and schedule an appointment with our caring dentist.
Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, toothaches can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between the teeth, which can be dislodged by flossing. If you have a toothache, avoid placing aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain, as the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue.
A broken, fractured, or displaced tooth is not usually a cause for alarm as long as decisive, quick action is taken.
If the tooth has been knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket while you wait to meet with our dentist. We recommend that you:
- Rinse your mouth to remove blood or other debris
- Place a cold cloth, compress, or ice pack on the cheek near the injury to reduce swelling
- Hold the dislocated tooth by the crown, not the root
- If you cannot place the tooth back in the socket, place it in a container of warm milk, saline solution, or your own saliva, and keep it in this solution until you arrive at our dentist’s office
- Get to our office as quickly as possible – time is of the essence in being able to replace the tooth in your mouth
If your tooth has been fractures, we recommend that you rinse it with warm water and apply a cold pack or compress. You may also want to use a minor pain reliever, such as ibuprofen, to help reduce swelling. If the fracture is minor and the pulp has not been damaged, our dentist will be able to sanded or restored to full function and appearance without too much trouble.
If a child’s primary tooth has been loosened due to injury or an emerging permanent tooth, try getting the child to gently bite down on an apple or a piece of caramel. In some cases, the tooth will easily separate from the gum.
For more information about toothaches and broken, fractured or loosened teeth, call our office today!