Have you ever had a toothache and not known what to do about it?? Especially over the Holidays and your Dentist may be out of town? Here are a few helpful hints:
Toothache: as long as you are not allergic to Motrin or Tylenol take 600mg of Motrin and a 500mg tablet of tylenol every 6 hours. If pain persists contact your dentist.
Lost Filling: Keep area clean, avoid anything sweet. If you have sugarfree gum or wax you can pack the tooth with it. Contact your dentist as soon as you can.
Crown Off: Keep area clean avoid eating anything sweet. Try putting crown back on! You can try a small amount of tooth paste inside the crown before you put it back on, to help it stick. One thing you want to do is make sure you don't eat anything with the crown back on tooth. Contact your dentist as soon as you can.
.......And finally if you are in severe pain you MUST contact a dentist!! Oh yes one more thing you must do.....make sure if the dentist wants to see you ASAP, make sure the credit card is usable(you never know what kind of damage Christmas may have caused)!!! Happy Holidays to all!!