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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.

Would you be surprised to learn that cotton balls can also help? You see, if you soak a cotton ball in clove oil and bite down on it, you can expect relief. Similarly, some mouthwashes can help you with your discomfort, as can a saltwater rinse. Naturally, ibuprofen and Tylenol can also help.

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 Dr. David G. Ogle—please don’t hesitate to contact Family Dentistry at 812.853.3313. We’re eager to hear from you.