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How To Ease a Toothache Until You Can Get To Your Dentist

15390998_sThe pain and discomfort of a toothache can often happen at the most inconvenient times, on vacation, on a business trip, etc. If you’re unable to get to your dentist for a few days, here are some solutions that can see you through until your dentist can take care of the problem:
• Topical Benzocaine or Orajel: both are over-the-counter remedies that can be found at any drug store and some grocery stores. Topical benzocaine is not for use for children under two years of age. Orajel is made for children’s teething problems, and can be useful for adults when gum pain is a component of the problem.
• Clove Oil: this is often used as a natural home remedy for gum problems, but it has been proben in studies to relieve pain from a toothache just as well. It can be found in health food stores and some drug stores.
• Ibuprofen or Aspirin: these can both relieve temporary pain of a minor toothache, but only taken as directed. Do not crush aspirin and apply directly to the tooth, as this may cause a sore in your mouth or gums to develop.

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