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Common Solutions to a Major Tooth Pain

Your smile has a huge impact on your satisfaction in life. The health of your teeth determines how much you are able to enjoy the foods you want to eat as well as the level of confidence you have in your smile. Because of that, if you’re experiencing major tooth pain, you’re probably also suffering in other areas of your life. So what can you do about it?

Home Solutions

Generally speaking, major tooth pain is going to require the attention of a dentist. Sometimes you aren’t able to get in right away though. Depending on the reason for your tooth pain, you may be able to make use of some home solutions that can help tide you over until you’re able to get in to see a dentist. Home solutions include using a saltwater rinse, a hydrogen peroxide rinse, or a cold compress.


Because major tooth pain is often a symptom of problems with your teeth, sometimes the best solution is for the problem tooth to be removed. This can happen if the tooth becomes seriously infected. It’s also fairly common for wisdom teeth to become abscessed and need to be pulled as a result. If your wisdom teeth need to be removed, failing to do so can result in problems like the rest of your teeth becoming crowded and misaligned. That’s not the only problem though. Delaying wisdom teeth removal can even lead to you developing flu-like symptoms.


Depending on what the problem is, medication can be the solution to your major tooth pain. If the pain is due to a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be enough to resolve the issue. Chlorhexidine is one example of an antibiotic that is used to control gingivitis and plaque in the spaces between your gums and mouth as well as your mouth in general. Anti-inflammatory drugs like corticosteroids may help with pain caused by swelling and inflammation. Of course, if the final solution is to have oral surgery or tooth removal performed, there are a few different anesthesia options your dentist can offer you to deal with that pain as well.

Suffering from major tooth pain can be legitimately crippling. You don’t have to continue to suffer for long though. There are solutions you can take advantage of to address your pain. For the best results, go to a dentist you can trust. Major tooth pain is often a symptom of a more serious problem, and those usually need professional help to address.

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