Depending on the pain you are experiencing and the root of the dental problem you are dealing with, will help determine whether or not an all natural or prescription strength approach to treating your dental problem is the right solution. Read on to learn more about how to tell the difference between these two approaches.
All Natural Remedies
All natural remedies like swishing with salt water, chewing on garlic and onion, and applying ice to the infected area are all great solutions when used at the right time for the right thing. For instance, if you are experiencing a small toothache that you anticipate will go away in a day or two because you ate something hard then you might want to try one of these all natural remedies. Or if you can’t make it to the dentist for the next day or two, these remedies are great at helping to alleviate the pain and discomfort you are feeling until you are able to properly sit in the dentist’s chair. However, if you are experiencing a large amount of pain that just won’t subside, then these remedies won’t give you much help at all and it’s better to call your dentist instead.
Visit Your Dentist
As mentioned above, one of the best indicators that it’s time for you to go see the dentist is if you have a strong and painful toothache that just won’t seem to go away. Other signs that you need to see a dentist include a broken or chipped tooth, bleeding gums, inflammation of the gums or jaw, a missing filling, or extreme dental pain. Your dentist will then be able to fully examine you in order to determine what the problem is exactly and how to properly fix it.
Sometimes it can be hard to know if you’re just being a baby or if it’s really time to go see the dentist. By following the instructions above, you can make an informed decision that will help you feel back on track. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!