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Why You Never Want to Place an Aspirin on Your Gums to Relieve Pain

Posted on 9/15/2019 by Dr. Michael Wockenfus
Why You Never Want to Place an Aspirin on Your Gums to Relieve PainAspirin is great for many things, but tooth pain when directly applied is not one of them. Doing this is something our professionals recommend never to do. There are reasons for this, as well. So many people have been doing this for years and are just now finding out that it is something that is not recommended.

By gathering this information, you can ensure that you keep your teeth and gums as healthy as they can possibly be. Never have to worry about having teeth that are painful when the problem is taken care of sooner, rather than later.

Why Not Put Aspirin Directly on a Problem Tooth?

It is important that you don't put an aspirin on your tooth. Whether the tooth is in pain, or you're setting the pill there to dissolve, this can damage the gum and enamel on the outside of the tooth. The acidic level of the aspirin is going to break down the tooth. This can cause decay, as well as further issues on the teeth when you place it directly on the tooth.

While this was used in the past as a way to relieve a toothache, it is actually an old wives' tale and something that is doing more harm than good. Our dentists can fix the issue without ruining the teeth and gums. We can take a look and fix the problem ahead of time, so you don't have to worry about keeping it numbed at all times.

It is important to speak with our office as soon as possible if you're experiencing any sort of gum or tooth pain. We can assess the problem and make sure that your mouth is taken care of right away. Fixing the problem is better than medicated to help relieve pain. Call us today and request an emergency appointment.

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