What can I do for severe tooth pain?
- Rinse your mouth with warm salt water.
- Gently floss to remove food or plaque between teeth.
- Apply a cold compress to your jaw or cheek.
- Take over-the-counter pain medication like acetaminophen.
- Try home remedies for toothaches like clove oil to numb the gums.
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- Salt water rinse. For many people, a salt water rinse is an effective first-line treatment.
- Hydrogen peroxide rinse. A hydrogen peroxide rinse may also help to relieve pain and inflammation.
- Cold compress.
- Peppermint tea bags.
- Vanilla extract.
- Guava leaves.
Will a toothache go away?
Dull Nagging Toothache
It will usually go away after taking over the counter painkillers, but you should not use this as a substitution for treatment. It may be caused by nerve damage or tooth decay, so consult your dentist immediately. This type of pain is frequently seen in people who grind their teeth.
What is the best painkiller for toothache?
Anti-inflammatory analgesics such as Ibuprofen are the best for toothache as the pain is usually caused by swelling. If you can’t take them – if you are allergic to aspirin, for example – then paracetamol is the next best thing.