If you experience a dental emergency, be sure to call our practice as soon as possible at 469-651-1776. If you need immediate attention after hours, call our emergency phone number and our on-call staff member will help you. If you are unable to reach our office during an emergency, dial 911.
If you are a new patient and are experiencing a toothache, please call us at Aurentz Family Dental as soon as possible. If you are unable to come in for a day or two we have listed some at-home tooth remedies meant to help with short term pain relief. These are in no way a substitute for the treatment and care that you will receive from the trained professionals in our practice. Paying a visit to the dentist as early as possible is the best course of action for tooth pain. Here at Aurentz Family Dental, we will work to relieve your pain and to treat the cause of your toothache, preventing further discomfort and damage in the future.
Tips for A Toothache:
See a Dentist As Soon As Possible
SUDDEN TOOTHACHES are painful and far from convenient in today’s busy world. However, getting to a dentist as quickly as possible is the best thing you can do to treat and relieve your pain as well as prevent any further problems.
It is important to remember that there is always an underlying cause for a toothache, such as decay, gum disease, or tooth enamel erosion. Toothaches usually never go away on their own and only get worse-and more painful-over time.
With that being said, we know that everyone can’t come in the moment they feel tooth pain. We also understand the time between the start of tooth pain and actually getting to the dentist can be excruciating. Below are some at-home, temporary toothache remedies to help relieve the pain until your appointment:
OTC pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, provide short-term pain relief.
Swishing salt water around your mouth can help clean out an infected area and loosen any food debris present.
Both clove and peppermint oil contain natural anesthetics and can act as a numbing agents. They are very strong and can do damage to your mouth’s soft tissues, however, so you’ll want to be careful. Drip a drop or two of oil onto a cotton ball and apply it to the throbbing tooth.
Remember, none of these at home remedies is a substitute for a professional examination by a dentist. If tooth pain hits, call us immediately and make an appointment.