In pain? Finding a same-day dentist in North Vancouver may be the last thing on your mind. If you have a toothache, the most important step is to get you out of pain. Once you’re comfortable, you can figure out what to do next.
Before you call an emergency dentist about an appointment, here are some easy steps to take to help you get rid of tooth pain (on a temporary basis):
- Take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen/Motrin
- Clean the tooth thoroughly and inspect it for any abnormalities
- Check for food caught between teeth or under your gums
- Rinse with warm salt water a few times per day
- Apply a cool compress on that side of your face, alternating it on and off every 20 minutes
Unfortunately, there’s only so much you can do at home to treat a toothache. There comes a time where emergency care with a North Vancouver dentist is essential.
The Real Cause of Your Tooth Pain
Any time you have a tooth that’s hurting, it’s because there’s something wrong. Unfortunately, toothaches don’t resolve themselves. Unlike some medical issues, teeth do not get better on their own. In most cases, you’ll need a North Vancouver dentist to remove the source of the infection and repair the area, so that it doesn’t get worse.
At Pier Dental Centre, we’re offering same-day emergency dental care to new and existing patients. Dr. Cegielski and our staff are available via phone on our 24/7 emergency line. Simply leave a message and we’ll call you back as soon as possible. If needed, we can even arrange to meet you at the office to provide urgent dental treatment.
If you have a toothache, the last place you should go is to the hospital or emergency room. Call Pier Dental Centre today for fast toothache relief.