Dental Pain

Toothache is pain in or around a tooth. It may get worse with chewing or with cold or heat.

HOME CARE

  • Your dentist may use a numbing medicine during treatment. If so, you may need to avoid eating until the medicine wears off. Ask your dentist about this.

  • Only take medicine as told by your dentist or doctor.

  • Avoid chewing food near the painful tooth until after all treatment is done. Ask your dentist about this.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • The problem gets worse or new problems appear.

  • You have a fever.

  • There is redness and puffiness (swelling) of the face, jaw, or neck.

  • You cannot open your mouth.

  • There is pain in the jaw.

  • There is very bad pain that is not helped by medicine.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.