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What to do if you have a toothache during Coronavirus COVID-19!


What to do if you have a toothache during Coronavirus COVID-19!

Tooth pain is varied. Perhaps most common is the minor pain caused by sensitive teeth, when you eat or drink something hot, cold, or sweet and feel a momentary twinge.

Some people suffer achy teeth because of sinus problems; that’s probably the case if you notice that the pain is limited to your upper teeth and that several teeth are affected at one time.

When you have a toothache or have just suffered a tooth trauma—it’s best to never ignore any kind of injury or pain in your mouth.

Pain is your body’s way of letting you know that something is wrong. If you have any sort of pain in your mouth, make an appointment with your RDC dentist.

What to do between now and your next appointment?

Here are a few things you can do to help manage any pain.

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If you have a toothache:

Keep your mouth clean by rinsing with warm saltwater

Put an ice pack beside your cheek to numb the affected area

If you have a broken tooth, and if the edge of the broken tooth is jagged, put a piece of gum or gauze over the edge to keep it from cutting your cheeks or tongue.

If your tooth is knocked out, try to fit the tooth back into the socket, bite down gently to keep it in place. Use gauze or a wet tea bag for cushioning. Make sure you do not accidentally swallow the tooth.

If you cannot put the tooth back into the socket, keep it in a glass with a little bit of whole milk or saliva to preserve it. Apply gauze or pressure if there is bleeding.

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