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Toothaches are painful, inconvenient, and bothersome. If you are currently suffering from this nuisance, our H. Michael Long, DDS team has some tips for you! There are things you can do to relieve your toothache, and those things are:

-Step No. 1: Thoroughly rinse your mouth with warm water. Swish it around for about a minute or so.

-Step No. 2: The ache might be caused by food that is stuck between your teeth. So, use floss and clean between each crevice of your smile.

-Step No. 3: If your mouth is swollen, reduce the swelling with an ice pack. Place the pack outside the area for 30-minute intervals.

-Step No. 4: Please feel free to take over-the-counter pain medications to relieve your pain. However, please do not put the medication directly against the gums above the aching tooth because it may burn the gum tissue.

-Step No. 5: If these tips do not help you and the ache continues for a couple of days, please do your best to see your dentist as soon as possible. There may be a major dental issue causing the problem.

If you would like to know more about toothaches in Tullahoma, Tennessee, and why they occur, please call 931-455-2595 today and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. H. Michael Long! Our team is more than happy to help you know more about toothaches so you can achieve the comfort and health you deserve.