While it is a normal habit of most of us to compress the side of the face where the tooth is painful. Well, stop …. doing this as this is causing harm by producing heat which further increases your pain by increasing the inflammation.
On the other hand, a Cold compress or an ice pack can help ease dental pain, especially if a toothache is due to injury or swollen gums.
Many still don’t take dental pain seriously. During toothache especially in our country visiting medical shops without any prescription and taking drugs given by pharmacists is a common practice. ANTIBIOTICS are taken for a longer period of time which results in antibiotic resistance.
In order to relieve the dental pain completely in 80% of cases intervention in the form of some procedure is required from the dentist.
3) Eating From The Unaffected Side:
Chewing from both sides of the mouth is mandatory to maintain normal functioning and hygiene of the oral cavity. Actually, when we are chewing food we are not only using that area of the mouth but the food is also helping to self-cleanse the teeth and gums of that area.
Failure to not chew from any particular side results in plague deposits in that area and causes gum diseases.
4) Not Visiting Dental Clinic For Treatment:
Until and unless severe pain is there or pain is coming in between day-to-day activities many patients hesitate to visit a dental clinic. The reasons are many:-
• Fear of pain from treatment
• Busy schedule
• Treatment charges
But believe us THE MORE THE TREATMENT IS NEGLECTED THE MORE IT IS GOING TO BE HEAVY ON POCKETS AND MORE TREATMENT TIME IT IS GOING TO TAKE.
So it is important to address your dental visit every 6 months to inspect any dental lesion or caries at the earliest to prevent any possibility of toothache.