When your tooth hurts, it can prevent you from eating, talking,
and performing your daily tasks because of the pain.
What is the best solution for a toothache?
• While some toothaches can be treated at home with simple at-home remedies, some might need our help.
• Simple toothaches can be relieved with at-home care.
• Start by rinsing your mouth to clear it of debris and other matter that might be irritating your tooth.
• If you are unsure of what to do when you experience a toothache, contact us immediately at 416 925–0154.
A Broken Tooth
• When a tooth is broken or displaced, do not worry too much,
because at Bathurst College Dentistry ® we are here to help.
• If quick action is taken to care for your broken tooth, it should be easy to heal.
• If the tooth is knocked out, try to place the tooth back in its socket while waiting to see us.
• Next, rinse your mouth of any blood or other debris that might be in your mouth.
• It is also important to place a cold compress on the cheek near the injury for further relief from swelling and irritation.
• If you cannot place the tooth back in its socket, hold the dislocated tooth by the crown and place it in a container of warm milk, saline, or the person’s own saliva.
• Make sure to keep it in the solution until you arrive at the emergency room or our office.
A Fractured Tooth
• When a tooth is fractured, rinse with warm water and apply a cold pack or compress to the cheek to prevent swelling and irritation.
• You may also use ibuprofen to help control the swelling as well.
• If it is a minor fracture, the tooth can be sanded or restored by our dentist if the pulp is not severely damaged.
• A fractured tooth needs prompt attention, so do not wait before coming into our office for toothache care.