If you have a toothache that lasts more than one day you should immediately see a dentist. Toothache symptoms can be miss-diagnosed by people for a couple of possible causes including, but not limited to:
- Tooth sensitivity – It may be temporary and can happen for no reason.
- Gum disease – Can be reversed at home if it is caught early enough.
Can You Treat A Toothache At Home?
At Home Treatments For A Toothache
Salt Water Rinse
Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse
When you apply a cold compress, it causes the blood vessels in the area to constrict. This causes pain to be less severe. The cold can also reduce any swelling and inflammation. For 20 minutes at a time, hold a towel-wrapped bag of ice to the affected area. Repeat this every few hours.
Elevate Your Head
The pain may be caused by too much pressure on that area, if you are laying down to sleep or rest, try to keep your head elevated above the rest of your body. You can use pillows, clothes, or bedsheets to do so.
The garlic clove is a natural pain reliever that can also kill harmful bacteria that cause dental plaque. It has antimicrobial properties as well. You may want to apply crushed garlic to the area yourself, or you can grind fresh garlic into a paste and apply it with a tiny bit of salt.