Thursday, April 24, 2014



It hurts when you drink anything hot or cold and the aching kept you awake last night. You need to see your dentist but you want to do something about pain until you can get an appointment.

  • Rinse with a mouthful of lukewarm water.
  • Floss gently to remove any food particles that may be trapped around the tooth.
  • Avoid biting down on the tooth until you can get to the dentist, because it could be fractured.
  • Keep your mouth closed to keep cold air from moving past the tooth.
  • Do not use heat on the jaw until you are certain there is no infection, as heat will only make it worse. 
Common causes of TOOTHACHE