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Toothache

Tooth pain relief is the most common reason for dental emergency visits.

Here’s the information you need to know about how to get pain relief for tooth pain quickly.

The only sure way to get relief for tooth pain is to fix the problem that started the pain. Please don’t wait to call hoping your toothache will get better on its own. Toothaches can be caused by a variety of reasons, but will rarely get completely better without treatment. If you wait too long to treat a toothache it may worsen and require more extensive treatment then if treated right away. And if left untreated, some toothaches can affect adjacent teeth and gum tissue.

Temporary Relief Measures:

  • Take an over the counter pain reliever such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen until you can make it to our office. Ibuprofen has anti-inflammatory as well as pain relieving effects, but can have serious interactions with other common medications and should only be taken after consulting your medical doctor.
  • Apply a cold pack to the outside of your cheek to help with pain or swelling.

Warning about home remedies for tooth pain: Do not rinse your mouth with toothache home remedies; for example hydrogen peroxide, diluted bleach, lemon juice, etc. in an effort to “kill the infection”. They can cause increased tooth sensitivity and/or cause chemical burns to your mouth.

Common Toothache Causes: