How to Eat When You Have a Toothache Until We Can See You
Posted on 8/10/2019 by Lemond Hunter
Toothaches indicate that you need to visit our office as soon as possible. Depending on the signs or symptoms you have, your toothache could be anywhere from minor to quite serious in nature. These problems can include tooth decay and gum issues.
When severe enough, they'll be accompanied by breathing issues, problems swallowing, and a discharge that does not have a pleasant taste. They can be brought on by things like sinusitis, trauma, or even a heart attack. Since you never know when you may get a toothache, you should know what types of food you can eat until we're able to see you for an appointment.
Dietary Strategies When Dealing with a Toothache
One of the most soothing foods you can “enjoy” when you have a toothache is cloves. They have a powerful anti-inflammatory action, which is why they're well-known for helping treat tooth pain.
Fruits and vegetables are also helpful because they contain a lot of minerals that make your saliva less acidic. Although fruit is known to contain sugar, this type is fine, whereas the refined sugar that's found in things like soft drinks should be avoided. This is because they can make your toothache hurt even worse.
Some of the other foods that may help soothe your toothache include things like cod liver oil, green tea, garlic, and yogurt. Of course, you'll want to stick to soft foods, which is why fruit smoothies with yogurt in them are so good for you when you have a toothache.
It shouldn't be very long until we can see you for an appointment. However, you do need to give us a call and tell us you have a toothache and how bad it is so we can schedule you an appointment in a timely fashion. Hopefully, these dietary tips will help you survive until we can help you feel better.