Pain Relief

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Emergency Dental

Emergency dental care is an incredibly important service, one that we strive to make available to our patients. We are grateful to our committed and experienced staff for their flexibility with the schedule and wiliness to take add on patients to an already busy schedule and get the patient taken care of. 

 

Toothaches are very painful, so much so that it can even hinder you from getting you to your local dentist who can solve the problem. We understand this, so we wanted to provide some quick pain relief techniques using natural remedies to hold the pain at bay until you can get help. These are helpful because many of the items used to provide the relief can be found in most every household.

Before we do this however, note that these pain relief techniques are only temporary and are in no way a substitute for seeking dental advice or help.

 

Benzocaine
 
 is a local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever or in cough drops. It is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter anesthetic ointments such as Orajel and other brand pain reliever gels.
 
**Allergy Alert: Do not use this product if your baby has a history of allergy to local anesthetics such as procaine, butacaine, benzocaine, or other caine anesthetics. Do not use more than directed.**
 
Salt + Hot Water

 Salt and hot water has long been known to provide relief for toothaches. This solution will draw out the fluids from the gums that are causing the irritation and help reduce the aching sensation.

Mixing a single tablespoon (1 tbsp) of salt in a glass of hot or warm water and then rinsing/gargling will provide some relief, which can be repeated if necessary.

 
 The above are temporary methods of toothache relief that can be achieved with household or over-the-counter items, and are not intended to replace a dental check-up to diagnose the cause of the pain. Dental offices take emergency cases very seriously, and we are no exception, so if you have a dental emergency, please don’t wait to call your local dentist.
2210 South Mill Avenue, Suite #2 | Tempe, AZ 85282
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