Toothache Remedies

best dentist in OrlandoToothaches can be debilitating, causing lack of focus, missed work or school, or worse. We at Watson Dental Care understand and are here to help.

$37 Emergency Dental Exams

Ultimately, tooth pain is a sign that something unhealthy may be going on with the tooth. Watson Dental Care has an affordable price for new patient dental emergency exams – just $37. Our knowledgeable and experienced dentists will evaluate your dental needs in our comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, and recommend the appropriate solution to your pain with personalized, gentle care.

So don’t let fear over the cost of a dental appointment keep you from calling today. Our office can be reached at (407) 351-3213, or you can visit our Contact page to submit a request for an appointment online. Let us help you find a permanent solution to stop tooth pain!

Stopping Tooth Pain At Home

best dentist in OrlandoUntil you can get to the dentist, you may be able to take some measures to reduce the pain. The following are temporary solutions that have worked for others. Most of them are natural toothache remedies. Please note that if you are pregnant, or breastfeeding, or have any other medical conditions that would be affected by herbal ingredients, be sure to talk to a dentist before trying any home remedies for toothaches.

  • Rinse your mouth with saltwater. Using warm water, make a saltwater rinse with 1/2 tablespoon of salt dissolved in 8 ounces of water. Swish the saltwater around in your mouth and then spit it out (don’t swallow it). Gently remove any particles of food near the affected tooth with dental floss.
  • Use a cold compress. Put ice in a plastic bag, or grab a cold pack, and wrap it with a towel. Hold the towel against your cheek near the affected tooth. Do this for 20 minutes at a time, and repeat it every few hours.
  • Vanilla extract. Because it contains alcohol, vanilla extract can help numb the pain. Use your finger or a cotton ball to apply it directly to the tooth that hurts. You can re-apply it a few times a day.
  • Chew garlic. It might not be the best for your breath, but garlic has properties that can help relieve toothaches. Either slowly chew a clove of garlic, or make a paste by crushing it to form a paste to apply to the painful area.
  • Peppermint tea bags. Used peppermint tea bags have properties that can reduce tooth pain. After steeping the tea bag in hot water, allow it to cool until it is still slightly warm. Then place it on the painful tooth or gum area. As an alternative, you can put the used tea bag in the freezer for a few minutes to chill it, and then apply to cool the affected area.
  • Give clove oil a try. You may not have heard about this natural home remedy for toothaches: Rub clove oil directly on the sore tooth and gum area, or use a cotton ball to dab it gently.
  • Over-the-counter medicines. Pain relievers such as acetaminophen (recommended for children) or ibuprofen can reduce the pain for a few hours. If aspirin is your choice, swallow it – don’t bite down on it directly, which can cause harm to the inside of your mouth. You can also choose to use anesthetics, which are pain-relieving gels and liquids you apply directly to the painful tooth or gum.

These toothache remedies are temporary; you need a permanent solution to stop your tooth pain. Call today to schedule your dental emergency exam. Our office number is (407) 351-3213, or visit our Contact page to submit a request for an appointment online. We look forward to helping you!