Someone with a toothache should always seek a dentist evaluation to determine the cause of the problem. If the toothache starts in the middle of the night or on a weekend, however, using over-the-counter pain relievers a... More » Health Dental

Flossing or rinsing can get rid of some common toothaches, but the particular type of remedy is affected by the cause, according to Smile Dental Center Family Dentistry. Taking anti-inflammatory medications such as aspir... More » Health Dental

Effective and commonly used painkillers for a toothache are ibuprofen or Advil, acetaminophen or Tylenol, and naproxen or Aleve, states MedicineNet. These temporary pain relievers are available over-the-counter and do no... More » Health Medications & Vitamins
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To treat a toothache, clean and inspect the mouth, try at-home remedies and treatments to reduce the pain, and see a dentist, if necessary. The time required to cure a toothache varies depending on the cause and treatmen... More » Health Dental

Although it is often necessary to consult with a dentist when a toothache occurs, remedies to ease the pain and help reduce irritation include rinsing the mouth with warm water and flossing to remove food particles. An o... More » Health Dental

If a toothache lasts longer than 1 or 2 days, a trip to the dentist is recommended according to the National Health Service. Until a patient can get a dental appointment, medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can h... More » Health Dental

A 24-hour emergency dentist may treat conditions such as a broken or cracked tooth, toothache, permanent tooth knocked out, lost crowns, broken wires on braces and objects caught between teeth. Depending on the situation... More » Health Dental