If you are in pain caused by a toothache, call us immediately! We are your fast and friendly emergency dentist in Citrus Heights and Sacramento. We offer immediate service for anyone seeking emergency dental care. We will be waiting for you at our office to begin treatment as soon as you can get here. Our emergency care is hassle free, just like every service we offer. We know that toothaches can be painful. The last thing you need when experiencing such pain is the hassle of calling a bunch of offices to find an opening. During our regular hours, we are always available for emergency care.
If you are experiencing a toothache but can’t make it in right away, there are a few things you can do at home to help ease the suffering. Rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater is a great first step towards relief. To make a saltwater rinse, add ½ a teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water. Swish the rinse around your mouth for ten to twelve seconds, then spit it out. Make sure you don’t swallow the saltwater, as all that salt can be dehydrating and isn’t healthy to ingest!
You can also floss thoroughly to make sure there is no lodged food that is causing pain.
Pain relievers like aspirin, Tylenol, and ibuprofen can help if you follow the recommended dosages and check with your physician.
Cold compresses can also help relieve swelling and pain.
Finally, you can use over the counter topical anesthetics to numb the pain until you can make it in. Look for products with 5%-20% benzocaine as the active ingredient.
Our primary goal is to provide hassle-free, high-quality dental care. We offer affordable prices, flexible payment options, and convenient hours to make your trip to the dentist as easy as possible. We also offer a multitude of services all under one roof so you don’t have to drive all around town to get your care. Call us today to schedule your free consultation.