1. Over-the-counter pain relievers: You can use over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen to help reduce tooth pain. Always follow the recommended dosage on the label.
2. Cold compress: Applying a cold compress or ice pack to the affected area for 15-20 minutes at a time can help reduce inflammation and temporarily alleviate pain.
3. Oral numbing gels: Over-the-counter oral numbing gels containing benzocaine can provide temporary relief from tooth pain. Follow the instructions on the product label for proper usage.
4.Saltwater rinse: Gently rinsing your mouth with warm saltwater (1/2 teaspoon of salt dissolved in glass of water) a few times a day can help reduce inflammation and provide some relief.
5. Avoid certain foods and drinks: Avoid very hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks that may exacerbate tooth sensitivity or pain.
6. Soft diet: Stick to a soft diet, avoiding hard and crunchy foods, to minimize pressure on the painful tooth.
7. Proper oral hygiene: Continue to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing gently and flossing carefully to keep the area around the painful tooth clean.
8. Sleep with your head elevated: Elevating your head slightly while sleeping may help reduce blood flow to the affected area, which could ease the pain.