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How to Relieve Pain from an Abscessed Tooth


Posted on 5/23/2022 by Dr. Dani Stansell
How to Relieve Pain from an Abscessed ToothIf you are experiencing pain from an abscessed tooth, you are not alone. It is a common problem that many people experience at some point in their lives. You can do several things to relieve the pain and get relief from your symptoms. Here is what you should know.

Causes of Abscessed Tooth and How Painful It Can Be


An abscessed tooth is a severe condition that occurs when the nerve of a tooth gets infected. Bacteria usually cause the infection, but it can also be caused by a crack or chip in the tooth. Once the infection reaches the tooth's pulp, it can spread to the root and cause an abscess. Abscesses are typically very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, and they can also make eating and drinking difficult. In some cases, the pain from an abscessed tooth can be so severe that it interferes with sleep. If left untreated, this tooth can lead to severe health issues, so it is essential to see a dentist as soon as possible if you think you may have one.

How Treat Pain of an Abscessed Tooth?


If you suffer due to an abscessed tooth, visit a dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to help ease the pain. First, rinse the mouth using warm salt water several times a day. It will help to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria. You can also take over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen to help manage the pain. Finally, try applying a cold compress to the outside of your cheek. It will help to numb the treatment area and reduce swelling. If you leave an abscess untreated, it can lead to serious health problems, so don't wait to get help.

If you have an abscessed tooth, it is essential to see our dentist as soon as possible. They will help with diagnosing the issue and recommend a course of treatment.

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