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I have a toothache in the country: what to do if you are far from dentistry

Date: June 18, 2024 Time: 10:48:52

Suddenly, an apparently healthy tooth ached. To do?

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We really hope that, opening the summer season or going on vacation to warm seas, you have visited the dentist and made sure that everything is in order with your teeth. This is the main rule of a tourist: teeth examined and disinfected (treated). But sometimes unforeseen circumstances happen, only everything was fine, and suddenly a healthy tooth ached at first glance. To do?


– In the country’s first-aid kit there should always be a set of various pain relievers, – says Albina Dontsova, dentist-therapist Inwhite Medical. – Of course, when a sharp toothache appears, dentists do not recommend eating it with pills, but to immediately make an appointment. And rightly so: pain can speak not only about caries, but also, for example, about purulent inflammation. But if you find yourself in a situation where you get to the clinics at best in 3-4 days, pain relief will at least somewhat alleviate your condition.

What else should be in a dental (and any country) first aid kit:

1. Chlorhexidine solution. It is used to treat inflammatory gum disease and generally has an antiseptic effect. You can’t rinse your mouth with chlorhexidine just like that, for the sake of prevention! But if you have a toothache or swollen gums, he will help you.

2. Gels, creams or ointments to improve the condition of the gums (solcoseryl, metrogil-dent, etc.). They may be used if you are away from the dentist and your gums are swollen, red, and sore. This can also happen not because of a bad tooth, but if you have chewed on something to no avail.

3. Mouthwashes. If they are at hand, they will also help relieve pain, thanks to the anti-inflammatory components.

– It is important to understand that all these measures are only temporary and it is impossible to replace actual treatment with them! Albina Dontsova warns. – Only a dentist, by the nature and type of pain, will be able to determine what kind of problem has overcome it: deep caries, pulpitis, periodontitis, periostitis, abscess, etc.


Do not rinse your mouth with salt or soda solutions, hydrogen peroxide and other means. Especially hot lemon water! All this can lead to only one result – increased inflammation, even more damage to injured tissues, infection. Remember that a hot environment favors the spread of bacteria that cause inflammation.

From a series of medieval measurements from the Inquisition and a garlic strapped to the wrist (or worse, a nail driven into a sore tooth). On the wrist, it serves as a distraction while also easily burning delicate skin. It will do the same with an inflamed gum. Therefore, there is no need to experiment with a poor tooth and yourself.

It is better to visit a dentist as soon as possible.


It is possible, but with caution. There are two main rules here. The first is to drink only warm drinks, not hot or cold, give up juices, sodas and alcohol. The second is food without hardness and hard, soft, warm food. And it’s better to give up sweet, sour, bitter and spicy for a while.

But brushing your teeth is a must. But on the affected area – very carefully, and also do not be zealous when rinsing your mouth after brushing.


The gums can also swell from allergies.

Redness and swelling of the mucosa may indicate an allergy to a product.

But it is worth remembering that an allergy is not a harmless, but a very dangerous condition, fraught with Quincke’s edema (severe inflammation of the larynx, from which a person can suffocate). So, if he ate or drank something new in the country, and his gums, tongue, lips, cheeks began to swell, immediately drink an antihistamine and immediately seek help from a doctor!


If a tooth falls out, it can be…inserted! but only for an hour

Let’s say you were walking across the yard, tripped over a hose, fell, and discovered part of the tooth was missing. However, it is possible to remove a tooth completely, even if it has not been milky for a long time, but permanent.

First, we try to calm down and understand whether the whole tooth was lost or only part of it. Try to find everything that was deleted.

The second – we wash the tooth under running cold water with a little pressure and put it in milk (if there is no milk, you can also in water). Don’t leave a chip or the whole tooth dry!

And remember: if you pulled out an entire tooth, you have 60 minutes to see a doctor. If the tooth is partially chipped during the impact, you have 24 hours to do so.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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