A toothache can make you miserable, but there are things you can do to ease the pain until you’re able to see your dentist.
The American Dental Association advises:
- Use warm water to gently rinse your mouth.
- Floss gently to help remove food particles between teeth.
- Never place aspirin on gums or teeth that hurt, as it could cause burns on gum tissue.
- Make a dental appointment if the pain doesn’t stop.