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If you have pain localized in your tooth, that is often known as a toothache—and toothaches can be extremely uncomfortable and painful. This makes many people look for any type of treatment that can remedy the pain and eliminate their toothache. If you’re one of these people, Dr. George Ghaly and our dental team have some tips and recommendations that can help you.

First, thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water. It’s even better to rinse with saltwater to draw out the infection and reduce the swelling. Second, grab some floss and clean between each tooth. Your toothache might be caused by a stuck piece of food that is irritating the tooth and gums. Third, reduce swelling, if there is any, by icing outside the area for 30 minutes at a time. Icing can reduce the swelling and provide some comfort. Fourth, take over-the-counter pain medication if the pain is too tough to handle. Fifth, call our office and schedule an appointment with your dentist if these tips don’t help you within a couple of days. The cause behind the ache could be a major dental issue, like tooth decay, and it’s best to treat that issue immediately.

If you have any questions or if you would like more information on how to relieve a toothache in Westborough, Massachusetts, our GhalyDental dental team is happy to help in any way we can. All you need to do is dial 508-366-1911 and we will give you the answers and information you’re looking for. We look forward to helping you!