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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 example, you should think about using a topical numbing agent. All you’ll need to do to alleviate your discomfort is apply this agent to your sore tooth. Typically, you can buy these products over the counter without a prescription. You can also apply these agents relatively often. This is especially useful since most of these agents will provide you with immediate relief.

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 Drs. Farmer and Farmer—please don’t hesitate to contact Houston smiledocs at 713.784.6855. We’re eager to hear from you.