When your tooth ache is really becoming unbearable, use over-the-counter pain medication. Buy medications such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or Aspirin. These can relieve minor pain from a toothache.
You can also try some of these numbing pastes or gels — often with benzocaine. These can help to dull the pain long enough for you to make it through the day or night.
What to do when a dental filling comes out? See your dentist as soon as possible. A filling "on the loose" can cause tooth decay and more serious problems.
Keep the area where the filling should be clean until you see your dentist. Try to limit eating or chewing on the affected side of your mouth.
Try to stop the bleeding with a moistened gauze and put pressure on the bleeding area. Hold it in place until the bleeding stops. Apply cold compresses on the outside of your cheek for several minutes to relieve pain.
Contact your dentist immediately if you can't get the bleeding to stop.
Rinse your mouth with warm water to remove any debris. If you were involved in an accident and a facial impact broke your tooth, place a cold compress on the cheek to prevent swelling.
Contact your dentist right now to arrange an appointment. If pulp is exposed, please see a dentist immediately.
Oops, your denture broke. Yes, contact your dentist as soon as possible. Simply explain what has happened (it can happen to anyone with dentures), then schedule an appointment as soon as you can.
Your dentist or prosthodontist will repair or replace your denture. Don't wait with replacement. Waiting can affect your bite when you don't wear your dentures for a longer period of time.