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Abscessed Teeth: Causes and Pain Relief

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Elevate your head for sleeping, to decrease pressure in the area, and hopefully reduce pain.

Rinse with warm salt water, which is antiseptic, two or three times a day.

Over-the-counter help can be found in analgesics that reduce inflammation, or in the form of filling material that temporarily seals the cavity.

Do not rely on any of these techniques any longer than necessary however. The sooner you can get to your dentist, the better.

Sources:

Tooth abscessM. MedlinePlus. Retrieved March 18, 2013.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001060.htm

How to Achieve Pain Relief for an Abscessed Tooth. About.com. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
http://dentistry.about.com/od/issuesandemergencies/qt/abscessedtooth.htm

Abscessed Teeth. Smilemichigan.com. Retrieved March 18, 2013.
http://www.smilemichigan.com/OralHealthAZ/AbscessedTeeth.aspx

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Reviewed March 19, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN

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