How to Help a Toothache

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A toothache can come at anytime and sometimes without any warning. For some people it starts as a numbing ache while for others it starts as a throbbing pain that shoots not only in their tooth, but also in their entire jaw. There are many things that could be causing your toothache, like injuries, cavities, cracks, gum disease, loose fillings, or even exposed tooth roots.

The pain from a toothache is never fun, but there are things you can do to help it. Swishing warm salt water is a way you can relieve a throbbing toothache. The warm salt water will help reduce swelling and inflammation as well as rid any bacteria in your mouth that may be causing an infection. Another way to help is by using salt, pepper, and a few drops of water to create a paste. When applied to the tooth, your swelling, pain, and throbbing will reduce.

However, the best plan of attack for conquering a toothache is to visit your dentist. Your dentist can find the cause of your pain and treat it accordingly. Your dentist can also provide the relief you deserve so you can return to your daily life. Don’t let a throbbing toothache get you down—come in and talk to your dentist today! We are here to help with any pain, questions, or concerns you have pertaining to your oral health.