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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.

For instance, you could consider using a topical numbing agent to alleviate your discomfort. Fortunately, this option can give you virtually immediate relief, even if it is temporarily. To help with this issue, apply the cream fairly often.

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.

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to keep your teeth pain manageable. However, please remember that this discomfort probably won’t fade on its own. In other words, to address the problems that cause toothaches, you’ll need professional help. If you’re interested in learning more—or would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacqueline S. Reid—please don’t hesitate to call our office at 973.635.9456. We look forward to hearing from you.