5 Home Remedies for Tooth Pain

Take an Over-the-counter Pain Reliever

Some might not consider over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers as home remedies. After all, they're not organic or do-it-yourself. However, because they don't require a prescription from your doctor or dentist, and they're usually found in your home medicine cabinet, they more than qualify as a treatment you can try on your own.

When it comes to OTC treatments, you have a couple of choices. An antiseptic ointment with the ingredient benzocaine is an option many people find helpful (although it should never be used on a child under the age of 2). Perhaps the easiest thing for you to do is to take some ibuprofen or acetaminophen you already have in your house. A toothache causes inflammatory pain, so any anti-inflammatory medicine should be able to reduce your suffering. Just be sure to check the drug's label for the expiration date and dosage instructions. If the medicine you have at home has expired, you'll want to purchase more so that you can receive optimal pain-relief benefits.

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