What can I do to relieve toothache at home?
There are numerous remedies adults can use to temporarily relieve toothache at home. It’s advisable to see a dentist to fix the root cause of the pain.
– Painkillers such as aspirin or ibuprofen can relieve pain quickly
– If you prefer a non-pharmaceutical remedy an ice pack or cold compress can reduce any swelling of the gums and ease pain
– Other household items such as garlic, cloves, aloe vera and peppermint tea can also provide relief
“A toothache is a pain in and around the teeth and jaws.”
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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)
I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.
Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.
Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.
Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.
Special interest in Orthodontics.
Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.
I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.
Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).
I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.