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Century Dental
Phone: (971) 708-1608
2831 SE Cornelius Pass Rd.
Hillsboro OR 97123

Jeff R. Call, DMD, FAGD, FICOI
Dix C. Densley, DDS, FAGD, FICOI

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Why Aspirin Should Never Be Placed on Your Gums
Hillsboro, OR

Posted on 1/20/2018 by Century Dental LLC
Woman holding an Aspirin at Century Dental in Hillsboro OR 97123-6753When it comes to experiencing tooth pain, or any pain in your mouth, you should never place aspirin on your gums. There is a good reason for that, and we will mention it in more detail below. There are safe ways to use aspirin to relieve mouth, tooth, and gum pains as well.

Surely, you can also contact us for more help with reducing the pain in your whole mouth. Seeing a dentist every year or every few months will prevent you from experiencing any pain anyway.

Reason to Never Place Aspirin on the Gums For Pain Relief

If you place an aspirin, whether you made a paste with it or just put it directly on the gum or tooth, it can cause a chemical burn.

So, if you do place aspirin on the gum or around the tooth to ease the pain as some people believe, not only will you be dealing with a toothache but you will also be dealing with a chemical on the soft tissue of your gum and tooth area for the next few days.

About Aspirin
The scientific name for aspirin is actually, Acetylsalicylic Acid. Do you see the second part of the name there? Acid! This means there is acid in aspirin and acid burns tissue. It will mainly burn the tissue inside and around your mouth, teeth, and gums. This is why you should never place it against your gums or around your mouth.

The Safe Way to Use Aspirin to Help Relieve Gum Pain

The best and safest way to use aspirin for a toothache, if you are going to, is to swallow it. By swallowing it, it will break down, the intestines will absorb it, and then it will go into your bloodstream to help with the pain.

Just make sure to never place it against the tooth or gum area of your mouth. By avoiding doing this, you will be avoiding even more pain. Contacting us as soon as your tooth pain starts is a good idea, because we can help you get rid of the pain for good with a restorative dental treatment.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (971) 708-1608 today.

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Jefferson Call, DMD and Dix Densley, DDS believe that the better informed their patients are, the better their decisions about dental care can be. With this blog, they hope to inform and empower our readers in their oral health. - See more
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