Ouch! Discover How to Get Rid of Tooth Pain
You’re experiencing tooth pain, but you’re not sure why. The pain continues and at some point, you decide to look at the tooth that’s causing you pain. You find the closest mirror, open wide, and begin to examine your tooth. You can’t quite get a good look so you grab your smart phone and access your flashlight app hoping that it’ll shine some light on what’s causing your pain. You open your mouth wider, shine the light at a different angle, poke at your tooth with your finger, and you see something. Is that a chipped tooth? Is that what’s causing your pain? Are you having chipped tooth pain?
Our teeth are used for much more than just eating. We use our teeth to chew our food, as scissors to cut things open, and as an extra hand to hold things. Biting down on hard foods, suffering a blow to your face while playing sports, or having weakened tooth enamel can cause our teeth to easily chip or fracture. So what does this mean for you and what can you do to fix your chipped tooth?
Solutions For Your Chipped Tooth Pain
Contact Your Dentist – Ordinarily, a minor chip on your tooth shouldn’t cause pain, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t see your dentist. If you discover a chipped tooth the best thing to do is contact your dentist to schedule an appointment. If you do have some discomfort your dentist may be able to offer some helpful tips to relieve the pain.
OTC Pain Medication – The quickest way to relieve any pain from your chipped or fractured tooth is by taking anti-inflammatory pain medication. This can ease the pain and inflammation you’re experiencing before you are able to see your dentist.
OTC Pain Anesthetic – Orajel isn’t just for babies! Adults can use it too! Orajel (benzocaine) or Anbesol (lidocaine) will be able to temporarily numb the area you’re experiencing discomfort. Head on over to your nearest pharmacy or store to grab some numbing gel and catch a break from your toothache.
Ways to Repair Your Chipped Tooth
Dental Filling – Depending on the location of your chipped tooth your dentist may be able to repair it using dental filling – the same filling used to seal cavities.
Dental Bonding – If your chip or crack is on your front teeth you may need dental bonding to repair it and make it look like new again. Your dentist will apply a composite resin to your tooth where it’ll be shaped to look like your natural tooth.
Veneers – Veneers are a great way to cover up any irregularity in your smile, especially a chipped tooth. Veneers are thin custom-made tooth-colored shells that can cover the front of your tooth hiding any imperfection you don’t want the world to see.
If you’re experiencing chipped tooth pain contact Hospital Dental Group to make an appointment at (860)524-5194.