Monday, June 24, 2013

Discussion: Aspirin placed next to a tooth will help a toothache? An Inner-Office Battle!

This morning I posted a question on Facebook asking "True or False, Aspirin placed next to tooth will help a toothache". When I posed to the question to the office staff, they all said "true". Thinking I had one over on them, I gloated that they are all wrong and I am right. It was then that I was bombarded with personal experience stories of how it has worked for some of them or one of their family members.

This really got me thinking about it. I looked on various websites (WebMD, Emergency Dentists and other dental center websites) and every one of them claim it be a myth.

Everyone makes a good point. As acidic as aspirin is, it could damage your gums and cause mouth sores, but will it help the toothache??

I am interested to hear your thought on this. Please comment and let me know what you think!

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