What should you do if you have a dental emergency like a toothache, a broken tooth or even a broken jaw? For starters, if you have pain or swelling, you can take an over-the-counter painkiller, such as ibuprofen. Avoid aspirin. If you’re bleeding from a cut or a knocked-out … [Read more...]
Dental Folk Tales
Believe it or not, people of ancient times believed a tooth worm caused the pain of a toothache! The worm supposedly bored its way into the tooth. If the pain was severe, it meant that the worm was thrashing about; but if the aching stopped, the worm was resting. And it wasn’t … [Read more...]
Dentist Over Doctor – Why Only Your Dentist Can Help Your Hurt Mouth
Do you have pulsing pain in your tooth that won’t go away? Don’t go to an emergency room – see a dentist. It’s cost-effective and a better treatment option. But a lot of Americans aren’t listening to that advice. In a study titled, Costly Dental Destination, released last year … [Read more...]
Knocked out tooth – What to do?
Emergency is a word that most of us fear. I know I do! Some people are comfortable in an emergency setting and thank goodness for that. For those of us who aren’t so level headed in an emergency, the best thing we can do is educate ourselves on how to handle certain … [Read more...]