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Toothaches can be caused by any number of things, including tooth sensitivity, a cavity, an abscess or braces. Your pharmacist, in partnership with your dentist, can help you find ways to ease the pain.
Do you get a sharp, sudden pain if you eat or drink something really hot or really cold? Does this also happen with sweet or acidic foods? If so, you may be suffering from tooth sensitivity.Tooth sensitivity can be due to damaged enamel or receding gums, among other factors. It can be prevented and treated as follows:
If these measures fail to work, your dentist will be able to recommend different options, based on the severity of your pain.
A toothache can have several different causes. In every case, the answer is to consult your dentist to determine the specific source of your pain and its proper treatment. But until you get an appointment, here are some things you can do to find relief.
It is extremely important to consult your dentist as soon as possible in order to receive the proper treatment and avoid complications.
See your dentist rapidly to receive appropriate treatment. Abscesses will not heal on their own.
Note: Do not apply salt on a canker sore. This old home remedy does not work and can be painful.
If you are experiencing oral pain, remember that you can always consult your family pharmacist for advice and information on the right products that will provide you with optimal relief. Your pharmacists can also prescribe* medications for certain minor health problems, including canker sores, when the treatment and diagnosis are known. A consultation will be required to make sure you meet the prescribing criteria.
To avail yourself of this service, you may need to book an appointment with your family pharmacist. Ask a member of the pharmacy team for more details. Some Uniprix-affiliated pharmacies also offer an online appointment booking service. To locate the store nearest you providing this service, click here.
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