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Toothaches in Harper Woods, Michigan

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All too often, we hear of people who have been living with pain in their mouth for years. Discomfort makes everyday tasks like eating and speaking difficult. It can also make your more self-conscious. Your lifestyle is worth professional diagnosis and hassle-free treatment.

At Eastland Dental Center & Professional Dental Center, we specialize in helping you regain the full function and healthy appearance of your teeth. Don’t wait another day. Let us help you make a positive difference that you will appreciate for the rest of your life.

Things to Consider With Your Toothache

Simple toothaches can often be relieved by rinsing the mouth to clear it of debris and other matter. Sometimes, a toothache can be caused or aggravated by a piece of debris lodged between two teeth. Avoid placing an aspirin between your tooth and gum to relieve pain because the dissolving aspirin can actually harm your gum tissue.

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Broken, Fractured or Displaced Teeth

A broken, fractured or displaced tooth is usually not a cause for alarm as long as decisive, quick action is taken. If the tooth has been knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket while waiting to see your dentist. First, rinse the mouth of any blood or other debris and place a cold cloth or compress on the cheek near the injury. This will keep down swelling.

If you cannot place the tooth back in its socket, hold the dislocated tooth by the crown—not the root. Next, place it in a container of warm milk, saline or the victim's own saliva and keep it in the solution until you arrive at the emergency room or dentist's office.

For a fractured tooth, it is best to rinse with warm water and, again, apply a cold pack or compress. Ibuprofen may be used to help keep down swelling. If the tooth fracture is minor and the pulp is not severely damaged, the tooth can be sanded or, if necessary, restored by the dentist.

If a child's primary tooth has been loosened by an injury or an emerging permanent tooth, try getting the child to gently bite down on an apple or piece of caramel; in some cases, the tooth will easily separate from the gum.