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If a toothache strikes, you know you are in for a very long day or night. Knowing how to help your toothache could take the pain away and help you get back to your life. Here at Scott Ellard Dentistry in Portage, Michigan, our team is dedicated to helping you overcome oral health problems like toothaches, which is why we have provided you this information on how to care for them.

When it comes to a toothache, always remember the first thing to do is to always talk to your dentist, Dr. Scott Ellard right away. That is so your dentist can identify the cause of the problem and work to correct it. Toothaches are caused by many things such as accidents, exposed root, cracked or chipped teeth, cavities, gum disease, and other situations, that may need to be addressed as soon as possible. So, by visiting your dentist you are taking the most important leap in overcoming it.

Until you are able to come into the office, there are other things you can do to help your toothache. These include basic over-the-counter medications to reduce the pain, using a cool compress on your cheek, clove oil has been known to help, as well as ice cold drinks or mouthwash to help clear away any debris left in the area from food or other sources.

As always, if you have questions or concerns pertaining to your oral care, please come in today for a visit with our staff or give us a call at 269-329-1880. We are always happy to help you with any of your oral health care needs and work to help your toothache feel better.