Dealing with Tooth Pain When You’re Working
Is there anything more painful to deal with than tooth pain? Most people are very careful to take good care of their bodies as they realize that this is the only body that they will ever have. Unfortunately, the vast majority of us are not as cautious or proactive about taking care of our teeth. While we may brush and floss them regularly, studies have shown that a large percentage of people do not get regular checkups done on their teeth for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it is because they do not have insurance and other times it is because they are simply too busy to fit that into their schedule. What, then, do you do if you are at a meeting for your business and all of a sudden find yourself dealing with an excruciating amount of pain in your teeth?
Unfortunately there are only a few things that you can do when you are dealing with this type of pain, and none of them are designed to be long-term solutions. The first thing to do is to get some pain relievers on board. Ibuprofen should be fine to take for this type of situation but if you have any bleeding going on inside your mouth you may want to use a product like Tylenol instead just to be safe. Applying some ice to the affected area of your mouth or jaw may help to take away some of the pain but it is not going to do so for very long. Soon after you remove the ice pack you will likely start to feel the pain in your teeth again.
Avoid anything that is extremely hot, or extremely cold, and, if you can, try to do a saltwater rinse. A saltwater rinse will help to rid your mouth of some of the bacteria which may alleviate a bit of the sting. The only permanent solution to dealing with this type of pain is to get an appointment to see your dentist. If you find that your dentist is unable to see you within a reasonable amount of time, you may want to visit an emergency dentist in order to get rid of the pain so that it no longer affects your life.