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How to Soothe a Toothache

General Dentistry Park City, UTIn between popsicles, cocktails, S’Mores, and fresh fruit, summertime may as well be nicknamed sugar-time. Even if you keep up on your bruising and dental exams, you can still start to experience a toothache. If you start to experience a little bit of pain every time you bite down on something or if you’re dealing with lingering pain, you may not know what to do. Luckily, we have a few easy ways that you can sooth your toothache.


One of the easiest things that you can do is take ibuprofen. Ibuprofen won’t just get rid of the pain that you are experiencing, but it will also help combat any swelling as well. If you are on any other blood thinners or medications, just make sure that you consult with your doctor beforehand to make sure that there aren’t any conflicts involved.

Ice It

Another thing that you can do is ice your face; especially if you are experiencing obvious swelling, But if you are experiencing a lot of swelling, then it could be a sign that you have an infection and need to be seen by Dr. Peterson. Until you can get into our office, though, try using some soft compresses to ice your cheeks with. Just make sure that you put something like a washcloth between the pack and your skin so that you don’t get an ice burn.

Saltwater Rinse

Another thing that you can do is rinse your mouth with some warm salt water. The combination of the warm and the salt will help you fight off any bacteria and may even loosen anything that’s caught in between your teeth. To make this mixture, combine 1/2 tsp of salt with one cup of warm water.

No matter how small or large your toothache is, come into our office and let us check it out for you. If you want to learn more about treatment, contact our Park City office and call us at (435) 658-0678.

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