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If you are currently suffering from a toothache, our Ronald C. Fuhrmann, DDS, A division of Atlantic Dental Care team has some helpful tips for you! We understand that toothaches are inconvenient and painful, and the sooner you relieve the discomfort, the better. So, to help you treat your toothache, we recommend doing the following things:

-Step No. 1: The first thing you need to do is rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Rinsing with this liquid will help you wash your smile, eliminate infection, and reduce swelling. Simply put half a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and swish it every two or three hours.

-Step No. 2: Floss your teeth with dental floss. A lodged piece of food could be causing your tooth irritation.

-Step No. 3: If you are experiencing any swelling, ice outside the area in 30-minute intervals. Icing it will help reduce swelling and relieve pain.

-Step No. 4: Take over-the-counter pain medication if the discomfort is too tough to handle. Please do not place the medication directly onto the gums surrounding the tooth. Doing so can burn the gum tissue.

-Step No. 5: See your dentist as soon as possible if these tips do not help you or if your ache does not go away within a couple of days.

For more information about toothaches in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and how to relieve them, please call 757-716-7943 today and talk to Dr. Ronald Fuhrmann and our dental team. We will be more than happy to give you the tips and information you need to achieve the comfort and oral health you deserve!