treating a toothache at home
A toothache is frustrating, painful and most of the time happens completely out of the blue! It’s not always clear why we develop a toothache so it can be hard to know exactly what to do.
If your toothache persists for more than 2 days, you will need to pay a visit to your dentist. (Sorry!) Your dentist will also want a peek even sooner if you are experiencing any of the following:
- Severe pain
- Extra sensitive teeth to cold or hot stimuli (like cold water or warm soups)
- Swelling or discharge between the gums and teeth
- Jaw pain
- Pain at the site of a wisdom tooth
But we don’t want you writhing around in pain while you’re waiting for your dentist’s appointment, so here are some expert-approved home remedies that can provide you some temporary relief from your toothache.