How do you stop a toothache at home ASAP?

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A toothache can be much more than an annoying pain in your mouth. Toothaches can keep you from eating, sleeping, and enjoying normal activities. Whether your toothache is a dull, throbbing ache or a sharp, excruciating pain, it’s important to get it examined and treated by a professional dentist. Call Thrive Dental Studio in Portland, Maine, and follow these tips for immediate toothache relief.

What helps excruciating tooth pain?

Severe tooth pain is not normal, and it should be looked at by a dentist. If you have excruciating tooth pain, please call Thrive Dental Studio for emergency dental help. Some at-home remedies can help you deal with the pain until your dental appointment. Keep reading to learn more about toothache relief tips you can try at home.

How do you numb an exposed nerve in your tooth?

If you have an exposed nerve in your tooth, you are probably feeling a considerable amount of pain. Try using an ice pack or a cold compress to numb the area of your mouth that hurts. There are over-the-counter gels available that can be applied directly to the sore tooth for instant numbing. 

For an all-natural remedy, try using a peppermint tea bag. Peppermint tea contains compounds such as menthol and eucalyptol that have a natural numbing effect. These compounds can temporarily block the nerve signals responsible for pain, which can provide relief from tooth sensitivity or pain.

Steep the tea bag in hot water for a few minutes. Take it out, and make sure it is not so hot that it will burn your gums and the inside of your mouth. Press the tea bag directly onto the sore tooth.

How can I stop my tooth from throbbing nerve pain?

If your tooth is throbbing, it’s likely that you are having difficulty sleeping. Instead of lying down, try elevating your head with pillows or sitting upright in a chair. Sleeping in a flat position allows more blood to pump into your head, which can cause the pain to throb more.

How do you calm tooth nerve pain?

Here are some other home remedies you can try to calm tooth nerve pain:

  • Make a paste of crushed garlic and apply it to your sore tooth. If your tooth pain is caused by an infection in the tooth or surrounding gum tissue, garlic’s antibacterial properties can help to reduce the infection and alleviate the pain. Garlic also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to reduce swelling and pain in the affected area.
  • Dip a cotton swab in natural vanilla extract and rub it on your sore tooth. There is some anecdotal evidence that vanilla contains a compound called eugenol, which has natural analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. You can do this several times a day.
  • Dip a cotton swab into clove oil and rub it on the sore tooth. Clove oil is a natural remedy used for centuries to relieve tooth pain. Like natural vanilla, it contains eugenol, 
  • Rinse your mouth with wheatgrass juice several times a day. It contains a high concentration of chlorophyll, which has natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation and fight off harmful bacteria in the mouth.

It’s important to note that home remedies should not be used as a substitute for professional dental care. If you are experiencing persistent tooth pain or sensitivity, it’s important to see a dentist for an evaluation and proper treatment.

How do you get rid of a toothache in 5 minutes?

Want fast relief from your tooth pain? Try this:

  • First, rinse your mouth thoroughly with warm salt water.
  • Next, apply garlic paste, vanilla extract, or clove oil directly on the sore tooth.
  • Finally, hold an ice pack or cold compress on the area of your face that is sore. 

This combination of toothache pain relievers should relieve some pain and swell immediately. If your severe toothache still persists, make sure you call the dentist to schedule an emergency or same-day appointment.

What is the best painkiller for a toothache?

Ibuprofen is a popular over-the-counter pain reliever to use for toothache. You can also use other pain relievers, such as acetaminophen or aspirin. For prolonged use, always ask your doctor or dentist.

How long does it take ibuprofen to kick in for a toothache?

According to Healthline, it takes about 30 minutes for ibuprofen to start relieving your tooth pain.

Call Thrive Dental Studio for Emergency Tooth Pain Relief

At Thrive Dental Studio in Portland, Maine, Dr. Figueiredo and his experienced team are here to help you with tooth pain. If your toothache is excruciating, you need help as soon as possible. We handle all dental emergencies as quickly as possible. Call us at any time. We understand the pain you are going through, and we want to fix your problem and bring you fast relief. 

Contact us to get emergency dental help.

Dan Figueiredo, DMD

Dan Figueiredo, DMD

Dr. Dan Figueiredo, a graduate of Tufts University School of Dentistry, blends his artistic talent and scientific acumen to provide high-quality, patient-centric dental care in Maine. Recognized for his transparent communication and his commitment to continuous learning, he stays abreast of the latest dental advancements through regular attendance at esteemed dental institutes and continuous education courses. Beyond his practice, he passionately embraces Maine’s outdoor heritage, participating in competitive trap and sporting clays shooting, engaging in seasonal outdoor activities, and eagerly anticipating his next international travel adventure.