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talljasperman's avatar

Why does cola sooth my hurt tooth?

Asked by talljasperman (21858points) May 28th, 2015

I lost a filling and I am in the dentist office right now , and I had a cool glass of A&W coke. The cola took away the pain. In fact I feel happy.

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zenvelo's avatar

Ask the dentist while you are there.

Pachy's avatar

Heat and cold affect a tooth in different ways and for different reasons. @zenvelo is correct—ask the expert,

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Sure, but you want to be careful as cola will eat away at it. Get it looked at.

anniereborn's avatar

Maybe it’s the caffeine?

talljasperman's avatar

@zenvelo I am already home. I will ask next appointment.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@ZEPHYRA He said he’s at the dentist office, having it looked at, now.

Inara27's avatar

Sometimes cold will sooth a tooth that is in need of a root canal. My husband experienced this a few years ago. Glad to see that you’re getting it checked out.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I wonder if it’s the sodium bicarbonate.

talljasperman's avatar

@Dutchess_lll Yes that is it. Thanks.

trailsillustrated's avatar

Because it’s cold. You need a new filling and probably a root canal too. sorry

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