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Do you ever wonder what you need to do if you have a toothache? As you may know, if you have a toothache, you should consider visiting your dentist as soon as possible. You see, toothaches are usually caused by an underlying, unresolved issue. Sadly, you may not be able to visit our dentists right away. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to deal with a toothache until you’re able to visit our team.

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.

More common household items can also help. For example, swishing mouthwash around your mouth may be helpful, as it will alleviate your discomfort. Similarly, using clove oil on your sore tooth can also help you with your tooth pain. Simply soak a cotton ball in clove oil and bite down on it. Naturally, you can also consider using ibuprofen or Tylenol to help with your pain.

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. Rafieian and Dr. Olech—please don’t hesitate to contact Chicago Bright Smiles at 312-642-5107. We’re eager to hear from you.