To begin, we would like to provide a friendly reminder that Pickett Family Dental is available for emergency dentistry between the hours of 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday, even during lunch.

What is Emergency Dental Care?

Emergency dental care is the treatment of a dental emergency such as a broken tooth, sharp, sudden pain, or other serious oral problem that requires immediate care.

If you’re suffering from a dental emergency, we’ve put together some helpful information that you might find useful:

Immediate Tooth Pain Relief for Emergency Dental Care

What You Can Do For Immediate Tooth Pain Relief

Here’s a list of the most common and arguably the easiest methods of treating tooth pain rapidly.

Salt + Hot Water

The most common, and arguably the easiest, method for relieving tooth pain can be accomplished easily with just salt and water, something everyone has in their kitchen. Salt and hot water has long been known to provide relief for toothaches. This solution will draw out the fluids from the gums that are causing the irritation and help reduce the aching sensation.

Mixing a single tablespoon (1 tbsp) of salt in a glass of hot or warm water and then rinsing/gargling will provide the relief, which can be repeated if necessary.

Ice or Cold Compress

Probably the most obvious and easiest to do method of pain relief, using ice or a cold compress on the inside or outside of the side of your mouth that has the hurting tooth.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Head to the bathroom of your house and find this common ingredient to help with pain relief. Use hydrogen peroxide by itself or diluted in water – simply gargle it and spit!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Not only does apple cider vinegar have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, but because it is acidic, it also kills the bacteria causing your toothache. You can use apple cider vinegar for pain by soaking a cotton ball in it and pressing it gently on the tooth.

If that doesn’t work…

There’s always Tylenol or Ibuprofen until you can make it to the dentist. Make sure you contact our dental office as quick as possible, and preferably before trying all of these different ideas for reducing pain. Call our office at (817) 431-5514 to schedule an emergency dental appointment quickly.