Oral pain can become huge trouble if not cured on time. It can interrupt the flow of your daily life by not allowing you to speak and eat properly. If the pain is severe, you will also stay cranky all day. But there are certain ways using which you can manage oral pain effectively. Our dental experts have shared them in today’s blog!
How to Manage Pain at Home?
Before visiting a dentist, people often wonder if there are ways to reduce oral pain at home. Well, there are many amazing ways of relieving oral pain. Have a look below to know-how:
- Take an OTC medicine like Tylenol, Advil, or Motrin. These medicines help greatly to reduce pain and inflammation.
- Use OTC ointments that contain either hydrogen peroxide or benzocaine. Such products help in relieving pain caused y mouth sores or lesions. Do not use such ointments on kids under two years old.
- Take a half cup of warm water and add one teaspoon of salt. Mix the solution properly, and then rinse your mouth with it. Make sure you do not swallow the saltwater. Spit it out.
- Try applying ice where it’s paining.
- If it is a toothache, then avoid ice or hard candy.
- Avoid eating salty, spicy, and acidic food until cured.
- Stay hydrated by drinking a lot of water throughout the day. You can also add fruit juice to your diet.
- Mouth pain can worsen if you consume tobacco products. So please avoid smoking during such times.
- Please take care of your oral hygiene, even if it’s painful. Yes, brushing and flossing might be a bit difficult but try to be as gentle as possible.
When to Seek a Dentist?
Have you tried all the ways mentioned above, but nothing worked? Well, then it’s probably time that you see your dentist. You should not delay the appointment if you feel persistent toothache, gum pain, bleeding, swelling, pain due to sores, etc.
Wondering how the dentist can help? They can treat you with anesthetics like novocaine to decrease the pain. They will also prescribe some analgesics like Ibuprofen or Aspirin. If the pain still remains as it is, then they might also try sedation on you. Among conscious sedation or general sedation, they will choose the procedure depending on your pain.
Moreover, they can help you reduce the pain quicker than home remedies.
Get effective treatment for oral pain with Dr. Jeanne V. Devi, DDS, and her team of dental assistants. Call us at (626) 795-2544 or visit our website for more details. We are located at 595 E Colorado Blvd Suite 603, Pasadena, CA 91101.