Toothaches can be extremely painful and uncomfortable. They can prevent you from sleeping, can make you grumpy and moody, and can even affect your ability to eat. If you have a very bad toothache, a visit to an emergency dentist may be needed. However, if it isn’t too bad you could think about making an appointment with your regular dentist to get it dealt with.
If you decide to wait for an appointment, there are a few little things that you can do to make your life easier. Don’t simply live in the pain: try and make yourself as comfortable as possible using the following tips and tricks:
- Try and deal with the swelling:
Often the pain associated with a toothache comes from swelling around the affected area. If you can somehow deal with the swelling, you should be able to dramatically reduce the pain. Try placing an ice-pack on your jaw if you are in a lot of pain. Take anti-inflammatory medicines if you have them, and do anything else you can think of to get the swelling down!