Emergency dental care
When you have a toothache, waiting to see the doc can seem like a lifetime of pain. We offer emergency dental services for severe tooth pain that just can't wait.
Whether you have a broken or chipped tooth, a broken crown or a cavity that can't wait, we will work with you to help provide relief. Call our office at 615-83-SMILE (615-837-6453) to schedule your appointment.
Tips for immediate pain relief
If you're on your way to an appointment, but need immediate relief, there are a few things you can do to help ease the pain.
- Use cool compresses against the face. This can reduce pressure around the nerves that may be causing shooting pains around your tooth.
- Gargle a mixture of warm water and salt. This can reduce inflammation around the affected area and the heat will soothe muscles in and around your mouth.
- Try an over the counter pain reliever. Consult your dentist before taking a painkiller, as this may interfere with the emergency treatment process, however if applicable can provide temporary relief.
- Avoid cold and hot foods. Eating foods that are too cold or too hot can aggravate the sore spot and cause bigger problems. The same goes for too salty or too sweet. Keep the food exploration at a minimum and opt for warm, soft foods that are easily chewed.