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The Damage Aspirin Can do to Your Gums

Posted on 12/20/2017 by Brandon Cooley
Aspirin Cooley Smiles Kenmore WA 98028-4839
Although you may think you can cure a toothache when putting aspirin on it, this is really a myth. You not only cannot cure a toothache with aspirin, but you can actually cause a chemical burn on your mouth from putting aspirin on the tooth that hurts.

The reason for this is because aspirin has acid in it and acid causes burning. Here is more information regarding the damage aspirin can do to your gums.

Why Aspirin Does This

The full name of aspirin is Acetylsalicylic Acid, and everyone knows what acid does to anyone and anything. Although the first part of the name is not important, it is the acid part of the name that tells all.

Acid burns the soft tissue part of the mouth. So, when placing an aspirin on your tooth, do not expect the pain to go away. Actually, you should expect worse because it causes chemical burns on your gums.

How Aspirin Can Help the Pain

You can swallow aspirin, and this will ease the pain your bad teeth are causing you. As long as you just swallow it and not try to put it on the tooth itself, you will be fine.

The reason why swallowing an aspirin can help with the pain is because it blocks some of the pain chemicals that are in your blood. The intestines will break it down and absorb it and then it will enter into your bloodstream and help ease the pain you are having from the bad teeth.

Do not ever place the aspirin on your sore tooth unless you are asking for more pain.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (425) 216-3367 today.

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