The Treatments Available for a Toothache

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If you’re a victim of a toothache, you’re probably searching for ways to relieve it. Our dentist, Dr. Kevin J. Reece, doesn’t blame you. Toothaches can be quite painful! Unfortunately, there are many causes of toothaches, and some causes are simple while the others are more dangerous. It’s best to try and treat your toothache so you can identify the cause. You can do the following things to treat your toothache:

-Brush and floss (These things can help remove an irritating substance that is stuck between the teeth or in the gums.)

-Swish with saltwater (This can help reduce swelling, relieve pain and kill infection in the area.)

-Ice the tooth (Icing can help reduce swelling and pain.)

-Rinse hydrogen peroxide (Dilute the hydrogen peroxide with water and rinse it regularly. This can do the same as swishing with saltwater.)

-Take medication (Painkillers that are available over the counter can help relieve your tooth pain.)

-Schedule an appointment (If the mentioned tricks don’t help, it’s best to visit your dentist to identify the root of the problem. If it’s dangerous, it needs to be treated right away.)

Do you have any questions or would you like to know more? If so, our dental team is more than happy to help you. All you need to do is reach out to Kevin J. Reece, DDS at 801-465-4474 and we will be happy to tell you all about toothaches in Payson, Utah. We look forward to your phone call!