Havens Family Dental

Tooth pain and Home Remedies

December 24, 2019
Posted By: Maddie Miller

Dental emergencies from tooth pain and at-home remedies


To start our we would like to remind you that Havens Family Dental is available for dental emergencies. Please give us a call at 614-762-2737 or email us at info@havensfamilydental.com


What are toothache symptoms that may make this an emergency dental visit?

Sudden tooth pain is painful, and a lot can go into where your pain is stemming from. Much can also hinder you from getting to your local dentist who will be able to solve the pain. Keeping up with your routine visits will help lower the outbreak of tooth pain and dental emergencies.


So, what makes the pain you may be experience and emergency?


  • Inflammation around the tooth or the gum line.
  • Pain is hard to pinpoint where it is steaming.
  • Throbbing tooth pain that you may feel your tooth is setting off its own heartbeat.
  • Sharp pain that feels like someone is stabbing your tooth with something pointed.


We do not take tooth pain lightly as there may be a larger problem at hand. Typically tooth pain comes from tooth decay. If tooth decay is left untreated the decay can spread making it difficult and become more expensive then when first diagnosed. If your tooth pain is causing symptoms such as fever, chills trouble eating, breathing or swallowing and a foul taste discharging there is a high chance that the treatment is more serious dental issues that will need to be addressed immediately.


Causes of tooth pain


The dental pulp is what enables the sensations of tooth pain or sensitivity. The dental pulp is the soft center area of the tooth that contains the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissues. It is commonly referred to as the canals or roots of the tooth. When the dental pulp is inflamed, irritated or stimulated you to experience pain or discomfort. This pain is dull or sharp, painful when breathing, eating or drinking. Tooth pain is a very frustrating and unpleasant experience when you are unsure of why the pain is going on or even understanding where it is steaming. Common factors of tooth pain:


  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Fractured tooth
  • Pulp inflammation
  • Impacted tooth

Please note, we do not take tooth pain lightly. We would like to provide some temporary pain relief techniques by using natural remedies to subside pain temporarily until you are able to seek dental help or advice. Emergency patients may reach out to us during and after business hours to get the best advice from Dr. Kyle Hickman. Our doctor and experienced team work hard by committing to our patients during and after hours. We are extremely grateful for each one of them and the work they provide. We want to be there for our patients, and we want you to know we truly care about you and your dental needs.


How to temporarily stop tooth pain with at Home Remedies

*If you are not able to be seen by Dr. Hickman, you are still likely to be searching for a solution to relieve your pain. Many of the listed items below can temporarily help with this.*


 Warm water & Salt

Warm water and salt have been known to provide relief for toothaches. By using this solution is will help draw out the fluid from the gyms that are causing your dental discomfort and reduce the aching sensation. Using one tbsp of salt in a warm glass of water, swish or gargling will provide some relief. This method can be repeated.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Typically, Hydrogen peroxide will reside in the bathroom of your house or can be found easily at any grocery store. By mixing Hydrogen peroxide with water you can simply swish and gargle the solution to provide you help with pain relief.


Cold or hot compress

If you are experiencing swelling or hotness you can place a cold or hot compress on the area to relieve swelling or pain relief. A cold compress may be used both outside and inside of your mouth.


Peppermint leaves or peppermint tea

Peppermint is a solution that will help reduce inflammation or soreness. There are many ways to use peppermint to help with a toothache. You can simply hold peppermint leaves to the irritated area or you are also able to chew them to help with the pain. Another simple solution could be making peppermint tea by taking a few dry peppermint leaves and adding them into a cup of hot water. Steep them for about 20 minutes and then swish some in your mouth.


Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties since it is acidic. Apple cider also kills bacteria that may be causing your toothache. By soaking a cotton ball in Apple Cider then pressing it gently on the tooth to relieve pain.



Oils can contain pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties, that can be used to help temporarily reduce swelling and tooth pain. With using this method, you can rinse with a small amount of oil and water or you can apply the oil directly to a cotton ball and gently rub or press of area of pain.

List of anti-inflammatory and antiseptic oils

  • Clove oil
  • Tea tree oil
  • Sunflower oil
  • Oregano oil
  • Nutmeg oil
  • Sesame oil



Cucumber is a popular remedy from pain or inflammation. A chilled cucumber sliced and held against the area that the tooth pain can help relieve discomfort and pain. You may also try smashing the cucumber into a paste base that you can then apply to the tooth.

Light at the end of the tunnel


We want you to know al the above remedies are temporary methods. We understand how frustrating tooth pain is. These methods are not intended to replace the necessary dental visit to diagnose the underlying cause of the pain. Please call us as soon as an emergency arises so we can take of you. If you have any questions about our services, our doctor or would like to simply set up an appointment please call or email us.


We are your neighborhood’s favorite dentist and the led in dental emergencies in Blacklick, Ohio.

Havens Family Dental

1582 North Waggoner Rd

Blacklick, Ohio 43004

Suite B

614-762-2737 or by email at info@havensfamilydental.com

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