Toothache’s are a common pain people of all ages deal with. Unfortunately, toothaches can arise from a multitude of things, leaving people with severe irritation and discomfort. Toothache’s can begin even if you take optimal care of your teeth, so it is important to know home remedies to relieve the pain, while you make a dentist appointment. Home relief can come from herbal remedies or over the counter pharmaceuticals.

When you’re choosing to go with the herbal remedies, you should use the herbs in a solution form. This will allow the herbs to work the best, and the alcohol content will disinfect the area, which helps reduce inflammation and kill the infection. When you create the herbal solution, you should use about a teaspoon at a time to gently rinse your mouth. Tinctures, or solutions are natural remedies that use herbs and alcohol, mixed together to relieve pain. If you need more aid than rinsing your mouth, you can massage the solution gently on the affected area which will help calm the pain, in a numbing manor.

If you prefer to use over the counter medicine, a common method is ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If this is the route you choose to take, dissolving tablets work wonders, as they already break down and begin working. If you are using dissolving tablets, take the tablet and put it under your tongue or hold it against your tooth. The medicine will start working its way to the blood stream, relieving your pain.

It is important to know that home remedies are a great way to alleviate your discomfort, but you should also schedule an appointment with your dentist. The toothache you may be experiencing may be minor, but you should find out the root of the cause to ensure the problem is not bigger. Keep in mind that if the problem is an infection, you’ll need to use antibiotics until the infection is gone.  Once the infection is gone, the dentist will be able to proceed with treatment. 

Most toothaches are the result of a cavity, which will need to be filled. Ease your pain and contact your dentist for any toothache issues. Your dentist and their skilled team will be able to put you at ease.