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4 Simple Ways to Stop a Toothache ASAP

March 21, 2022
Posted By: Parker Family Dentistry

Picture This, your tooth has been a little achy the last couple of days, but nothing serious. Then Friday night right before bed, BOOM, your tooth is killing you. It is so painful you want to cry. You know nothing is open right now for you to get any help and You are desperate for some pain relief. You think I wish there were some way to get this pain to go away by morning. Let's dive in to find out!

Over the Counter Medication

Taking Over the Counter Medication can drastically reduce toothache pain. If you are not allergic or have a medical condition that prevents you from taking these medications, taking Ibuprofen and Tylenol can help with the pain. Taking 600mg of Ibuprofen and 1000mg of Tylenol every 6 hours for 2 days has the same effect as taking a narcotic. WARNING: Do not do combination more than 3 days as can cause stomach upset and liver issues.

ICE Pack

Using a ICE pack or frozen vegetables on your face on and off every 15 minutes can bring down the inflammation and help relieve dental tooth pain. This is highly effective at treating swelling of the face.

Salt Water Rinse

The combination of using any table salt with some warm water can help relieve tooth pain. Salt water also helps clean and disinfect the tooth relieving discomfort.

Natural remedies for Toothache

The use of Clove Oil can help reduce pain and numb the area. By placing clove oil on a cotton swab and placing it in the area for a few minutes it should numb the area thus reducing pain. Another remedy would be using a peppermint tea bag. Placing a peppermint tea bag in the freezer for 20 minutes and then placing it on your tooth can have a numbing effect. The ingredients in the tea bag have a numbing and antibacterial effect thus relieving pain.


See your Dentist. All these remedies are not permanent fixes to tooth pain. By seeing your dentist, they can determine the cause of the pain and fix the issue permanently.


These natural solutions of pain relief for toothaches are great as a temporary measure. However, the ultimate fix to the problem is seeing your dentist.

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