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What can you do to ease your symptoms of tooth infections?

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These are some things you can do to ease your symptoms:

  • Take over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen, aspirin, or naproxen for the discomfort
  • Don’t eat or drink anything too hot or too cold
  • Try to chew on the side of your mouth away from the tooth
  • When you brush your teeth, use a toothbrush with soft bristles

SOURCES:

NHS Choices: “Dental Abscess.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tooth Abscess, Treatment.”

American Association of Endodontists: “Abscessed Teeth.”

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 16, 2019

SOURCES:

NHS Choices: “Dental Abscess.”

Mayo Clinic: “Tooth Abscess, Treatment.”

American Association of Endodontists: “Abscessed Teeth.”

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on June 16, 2019

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