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Are you experiencing tooth pain? If so, you’re probably searching for the best ways to relieve that discomfort and return to performing everyday tasks comfortably. You’re not alone when doing so because no one likes toothaches. So, to help you find the best ways to relieve tooth pain in Hatboro, Pennsylvania, our dentist, Dr. Louis Trovato, is happy to help you.

The first thing to do is identify where the pain is coming from.  Is it generalized sensitivity all over the mouth?  Is it local to a side?  Upper or lower?  Or can you pinpoint a specific tooth?  If the pain is coming from an area, you need to think more globally.  The pain could be a gum or sinus issue an have nothing to do with the teeth.  However, if you cna pinpoint a tooth, then that tooth most likely has a problem.

The next questions to consider is when the pain occurs.  Is it sensitive to cold?  Hot?  Biting pressure?  Does it hurt only when you do something or does it bother you all the time?  Does it ever hurt when you are just sitting there, completely unprovoked?  Answers to these question can help us narrow down the issues, and better address your need. you can do is use the right oral hygiene products. One helpful product you can use is toothpaste that caters to sensitivity. Your tooth pain might result from sensitivity, and the paste can help block the channels that lead to the tooth nerves. This might give you the comfort you need.

Some things that can be addressed at home is sensitivity due to weakened enamel, starting cavities, or root exposure due to gum recession.  Our first suggestion is to try and remineralize the enamel, using calcium and phosphate products like the Common Sense Tooth Powder we recommend (there are tons of nice products available online).  Some toothpastes are also specifically designed to cut down on sensitivity by shrinking or plugging the pores in your teeth.  If you need to use one of these, we recommend finding a fluoride free product, like the one offered by Tom’s.  

The second thing to consider is improving your home care routine.  Flossing consistently will go a long way to reducing the inflammation of your gums, which will in turn, reduce oral sensitivity.  Warm salt water rinses and oil pulling with sesame or sunflower oil are also fantastic options for improving gum health.  

Do you have questions about tooth pain? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Trovato Nutrition when you have the chance. We are more than happy to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to contact (215) 293-0909 now. We look forward to helping you!