Does saltwater help toothache? Our dentist answers common dental questions

Tuesday, 5th January, 2021

When it comes to dentistry in the modern era, most people are interested in areas like cosmetic procedures to enhance their smile.

Understandably so; not only are cosmetic options now more affordable to everyday people, but thanks to advancements in technology, the end results now look better than they did when compared to 5 years ago. What’s not to like about that?

But thanks to this, general dental care is often overlooked and as any dental team will tell you, you cannot have any cosmetic procedure performed if your general dental health is in poor shape.

And at Navan Dental, our team prides ourselves on taking care of your general dental health. Our dentist Navan can do everything from removing stubborn plaque to reapplying loose fillings and ensuring that your gums are in good shape. With our dedicated team, you can rest assured that your dental health will be well taken care of!

But what are some of the most common dental questions that our dentist Navan is asked? Read on to find out.

Can saltwater relieve dental pain?

This is a mainstay of home dental care and, while it can work in some situations to alleviate toothache, it should not be used as the only method if you are in pain.

Simply put, saltwater can reduce swelling that may occur with a toothache and is also good for clearing debris if the area is too sensitive to brush; it is also good for removing bacteria. But if your tooth is hurting, you should make an appointment to see our dentist Navan for a check-up.

When should my baby have their first check-up

Your baby should visit our dental team by the time they are 12 months old.

Studies have found that early exposure to dental surgeries and professionals can relieve anxiety and promote better oral health as an adult.

I’m a nervous dental patient; can you help me to relax?

Oh yes! At Navan Dental, we are able to offer our nervous and phobic patients a variety of relaxing add-ons.

Depending on the intensity of your anxiety, our team may decide to offer you a simple distraction method, such as listening to music or may suggest sedation. Your comfort is our priority and we will work with you to relieve your dental anxieties.

Can I have a root canal while pregnant?

Yes, you can. In fact, our dental teams actively urge pregnant women to attend appointments throughout their pregnancy.

As the surging hormones can create many changes in the body, it is best to keep your dental health under close observation to prevent decay, pregnancy gingivitis and acid erosion.

Why am I spitting blood when I brush?

There are two possible causes for this; either you are brushing your teeth too hard or your gums are trying to tell you that you have the first signs of gum disease.

Regardless of the reason behind the bleeding, you will need to see a member of our team to discuss treatment options.

Please be aware that we accept medical card (Irish NHS) patients as a practice.

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