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How to React Should You Wake Up with a Toothache

Posted on 6/20/2019 by Michael Bleyzer, DDS
How to React Should You Wake Up with a ToothacheWaking up with a toothache is one of the worst things in the world. You instantly know that your day is ruined. You're going to be in pain all day, and everything might hurt. You're not going to be able to enjoy eating food, drinking anything, and it might hurt even to talk.

But after you come to the realization that you're in for a bad day, what should you do? How should you react?

Don't Accept It
First, don't just accept that you're going to be in pain all day. Toothaches are a sign that something is wrong, and you should never just accept that you're going to hurt. They're not normal. Instead of going about your day, call us. We may be able to get you in very quickly. If you're in severe pain, let us know. We'll do everything we can to get you in as soon as possible.

Rest if Possible
After realizing that you have a toothache, think through your day. Take it easy if at all possible and rest as much as you can. You may have to go to work, but do what you can to not overexert yourself. Adding stress and physical exertion on top of your toothache will only make it worse.

Don't Irritate the Tooth

In the meantime, do what you can to avoid irritating your tooth. Don't drink anything that's very hot or very cold. Avoid foods that may stick to your teeth or that irritate your mouth. Try chewing anything you do eat on the other side of your mouth if you can. You can take some over-the-counter pain reliever, too.

Overall, waking up with a toothache may make you immediately unhappy and stressed out, but do what you can to remain calm. Calling us and making an appointment is the best way to react to this unfortunate situation.
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