Tips to cure an infected tooth

Published: 25th March 2010
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When you are obligated to attend an important meeting or if you are bound to do a certain task for the day, an infected tooth could ruin your day. It's really going to be hard to concentrate and definitely painful. To stop the pain caused by an infected tooth you can follow these simple steps:

1. Stop smoking or at least avoid it while your gums are swollen so that the pain will not be severed.

2. Do not eat foods that will require a lot of chewing effort. You have to minimize using your jaws so that you will not stress your swollen gums more. If a shred of food gets stuck in your infected tooth, it's really going to be too painful!

3. Eat soup or porridge rather than eating hard foods.

4. After every meal or snacking, you have to use a mouthwash to rinse off food particles that are left behind by brushing. Dilute mouth wash in warm water before you use it to rinse your mouth. Warm water and salt can be an alternative in case you don't have mouth wash available.

5. Visit a doctor if the swelling has not subside in 3 days.

6. Orally take ibuprofen, naproxen, or whatever the doctor advises during your check up.

7. Use an ice compact to minimize the facial swelling.

These simple methods will alleviate the pain that has been brought about by an infected tooth. But for a more accurate result, you can directly refer to step number 5 so, that you can make sure your tooth infections will be cured effectively. Getting rid of bacteria build up is key. Pay attention to your infected tooth symptoms, because you may need to go see a dentist. It may be a good time to look into your dental insurance to make sure that your check up is covered.

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