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Does massaging gums help toothaches?

I am a 29 year old female. I want to know if massaging gums helps toothaches?

8 Answers

If the ache is coming from an infection in the gums and you are massaging out pus, it may help. But if it is due to tooth decay, this will be of very limited value.
Massaging gums does not typically help toothaches.

Hope this helps,

Jossi Stokes, DDS
Dear Reader,

Thanks for your question. If you have a toothache, massaging your gum will may temporarily help relieve some discomfort, but it will not eliminate the problem. If your tooth aches, please seek professional help asap.

Hope this helps,

Steven Chamish, DDS, FIOCI, FAGD
Thank you for that question. Massaging your gums may only provide temporary relief. If you have a toothache, you must contact your dentist office and have an examination done. A toothache creates a domino effect. Ignoring a toothache leads to much bigger problems. Please don't tarry about getting in to see your dentist.
Probably not. Though massaging helps stimulate blood flow in the area, pressure on the gums around a sore tooth may cause more pain. 
A toothache is usually an infection. Treatment by a dentist is needed. Massaging the gum might get some pus out of a swollen area, that would give slight, brief pain relief. It would not cure the infection.
No. But fixing the issue will

Dr Jensen
The massaging of gums might help to relieve toothaches temporarily, which is inconsistent. You should have it evaluated with a dentist.