Pain, Irritation, Sensitivity: Things To Remember

Any type of discomfort that occurs within your mouth is going to be quite bothersome. You may end up with a problem like a sensitive tooth, general pain in one area of your mouth, a toothache, irritated or swollen gums, and the list doesn’t stop there! Like anyone else, your reaction will be to figure out what to do to make the issue stop, which should include efforts in immediate relief and long term improvement. How to go about making this happen, you wonder? Remember some important (and easy to accomplish) details.

You’re Going To Need To See Us

Any type of sensation that’s abnormal or that is “negative” and falls within the realm of discomfort requires a visit to see our team. So, get into that mode as quickly as you can, call us up, and you’ll be headed toward a professional diagnosis and any help your smile may need very soon.

You Should Skip Aggravating Things For Now

Watch out for anything that might potentially make a problem worse. If your tooth hurts, don’t touch it. If you have a sensitive tooth, don’t chew hard things. If your gums are irritated or swollen, it’s not time for the hottest, spiciest dish around. Watch for highs and lows in temperature, as well. Hot foods may exacerbate pain and swelling. Cold foods may worsen sensitivity and aches.

Self Treatment Should Be Limited To…

We generally suggest that you leave irritated tissues alone. However, if you’re quite uncomfortable, you can consider the following, depending on your needs:

  • A cold compress on your face can alleviate discomfort and swelling
  • Topical numbing OTC (over the counter) gel may offer relief for oral tissue discomfort
  • Begin using sensitivity toothpaste instead of your usual selection if a sensitive tooth is the problem
  • Consider OTC pain medication if necessary

Come In ASAP If Discomfort Occurs And Persists

When you are uncomfortable, don’t try to become your own dentist. Instead, set up a visit with our friendly, compassionate team just as soon as you can. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.