No one likes to have dental aches, pains, and problems.  For those moments where you cannot make it to see a dentist, some of the following treatments and remedies may be able to help ease your discomfort.

Home Remedies

Home Remedies For Toothaches

The following are quick home remedies that can help in event of a toothache:

  1. Clove Oil.  Used for years to help treat toothaches, Clove Oil contains Eugenol which has both anesthetic and antibacterial properties.
  2. Cough Drops.  These contain small amounts of anesthetic that can help to alleviate minor discomfort.  (If you have a toothache remember to NOT CHEW these lozenges!)
  3. Rinsing.  Sometimes, a toothache arises out of food or particles being jammed or lodged between your teeth and all that is needed is a good rinse with water or mouthwash.
  4. Other Ideas.  Try using the tannic acid in a tea bag and apply it directly to your tooth.  Or, a cotton ball soaked in brandy applied to the tooth can have soothing properties because of the alcohol.

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Home Remedies For Other Mouth Issues

Let’s take a look at some other issues that your mouth can encounter and some simple home remedies for them:

  1. Canker Sores.  Consider applying a cotton swab with half hydrogen peroxide and half water to the sore and then follow with a dot of Milk of Magnesia which can be repeated up to four times a day.
  2. Sensitive Teeth.  Change your toothpaste, and if needed, pursue a toothpaste especially for sensitive teeth.
  3. Jaw Pain.  Change to eating softer foods in smaller portion sizes.  Should these symptoms persist or get worse, contact your dentist immediately.
  4. Swelling.  Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication such as Advil, Alieve, or Motrin.
  5. Broken Tooth.  Get to your dentist as soon as possible.  Place the broken piece in water or milk for temporary preservation.  Avoid scrubbing, cleaning, or leaving the broken piece to dehydrate.

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When to Visit Your Dentist

It should be noted that the above remedies for the most part are temporary and not meant to treat long-term dental issues.  Please schedule an appointment with an dental professional on our team if you are experiencing pain, soreness, or other issues beyond what the above suggestions can address.

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