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Danger of Putting Aspirin In Your Mouth to Help with a Toothache

Posted on 3/10/2017 by Fady Ebid
A woman treating her tooth pain with asprin.
For years, every type of pain was said to be made better by taking an aspirin and calling the doctor in the morning.

However, when it comes to a toothache, that is definitely not the case.

This is especially true if you have ever heard the old wives' tale that you can set the aspirin in your mouth by the tooth that hurts, and it will take the pain away. The truth is, it will cause far more pain than it could ever cure. If you have a toothache, the best remedy is seeing your dentist.

The Dangers Associated with Putting Aspirin on Your Tooth

Aspirin is an acid, acetylsalicylic acid to be exact. If you were to put this pill on your tooth or your gums, the acids would instantly begin to damage your teeth and gums.

It would begin to erode the enamel of your tooth, plus it could cause burns to the sensitive tissues of the gums. You should never put an aspirin in your mouth unless it is immediately chased by water or a similar beverage to get it down into your stomach.

The damage that acids can cause in your mouth are well-known. They can cause decay, damage, sensitivity, and the list goes on from there. This is from items like oranges or sports drinks. The acid from aspirin is far more concentrated than these food or drink options. Don't ever risk the damage that could come from placing an aspirin in your mouth.

Should you have a toothache that doesn't go away in a couple of hours, there's a reason for it. Contact our office and have them take a look. Chances are you have something stuck between your teeth or an early-stage cavity. They can help you find the relief you are looking for.

Preparing For Your Visit
We look forward to meeting you and working with you to achieve full dental health. We ask that you complete your Patient Forms a minimum of two days prior to your scheduled appointment with Lake Pointe Dental - Marietta. This allows our front office team to fully prepare your dental insurance benefits for a comprehensive consultation.

Questions? Please feel welcome to call or email us for assistance.

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