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As you probably know, a toothache can be a strong indicator that something is wrong with your teeth. Occasionally, your toothache could fade on its own, but usually you’ll need to visit a dentist to have the issue addressed. Still, what do you do if you have a toothache but aren’t able to visit a dentist right away? While not chewing on your sore tooth could can help avoid your discomfort, there are a few at-home options you can try to actually address the issue.

Sadly, if you have a toothache, biting and talking can both be very unpleasant. Fortunately, if you try a topical numbing agent—which you can buy over the counter at many stores—you can enjoy immediate relief. This creams aren’t usually expensive, work quickly, and can be applied fairly often. However, you should still remember to visit your dentist soon.

More common household items can also help. For example, swishing mouthwash around your mouth may be helpful, as it will alleviate your discomfort. Similarly, using clove oil on your sore tooth can also help you with your tooth pain. Simply soak a cotton ball in clove oil and bite down on it. Naturally, you can also consider using ibuprofen or Tylenol to help with your pain.

However, while these home remedies can help you manage your discomfort, they can’t help you address the root of your problem. Fortunately, our team will be happy to examine your mouth for potential causes and will offer you customized solutions. If you’re interested in learning more—or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Danton Bradshaw—please don’t hesitate to contact Snowy River Dental at 208-788-2006. We’re eager to hear from you.