My tooth hurts, what can I do?

By Dental Haven

Here are some ways to ease your dental pain:

  • take medicines such as Ibuprofen/Advil/Aleve or Tylenol
  • numbing gel helps but please avoid benzocaine products for young children
  • cold compress for temporary relief associated with swelling
  • for swollen gums, rinse with warm salt water
  • use mouthwash to disinfect your teeth
  • if pain persists for a day or 2, make sure to call us to see the dentist