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Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Posted on August 27th, 2021

Augusta dentist, Dr. Jonathan Bullard at Bullard Dental, discusses toothache home remedies you can use before coming in to see us.Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Bullard Dental, we don’t want any Augusta residents to have to undergo unnecessary dental procedures. 

A toothache can indicate a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately, but there are a few things you can do in the meantime for temporary relief from toothache pain

Home Remedies

  1. Painkillers – This one might be obvious, as painkillers are one of the fastest, most effective ways to temporarily relieve mild to moderate pain and inflammation.
  2. Salt Water – Salt has natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic properties. Add a spoonful of salt to a warm cup of water. Gargle the dissolved solution several times daily.
  3. Cold Compress – Just like any other injury, a cold compress can work wonders at reducing the swelling, inflammation, and pain of a toothache.
  4. Clove Oil – Cloves also contain natural antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anesthetic properties that can help relieve pain. Apply clove oil directly to the affected tooth, or add a few drops to a half cup of water and use as a rinse. 

These are just a few home remedies for temporary relief from a toothache—but remember, a toothache is your mouth’s way of telling you that something is wrong and should not be ignored. 

If you or a loved one are suffering from the toothache blues, the first thing you should do is contact Bullard Dental in Augusta today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Jonathan Bullard will have you singing a new tune in no time. 

 

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Written by Dr. Bullard

Dr. Bullard graduated cum laude from Augusta State University with a business administration and management degree. He served as vice president of his dental class at the Medical College of Georgia where he attained his DMD degree. Rather than entering into private practice directly after dental school, he furthered his education by completing a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center here in Augusta. Here he enriched his skills in diagnosis and treatment planning, endodontics, oral surgery, dental implants, and cosmetic dental procedures. Dr. Bullard is currently an Associate Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. He is also in the process of attaining Diplomate Status in the American Board of Implant Dentistry. Diplomate Status in the ABOI is an internationally recognized achievement that involves hundreds of hours of dental implant training and multiple written and oral exams. Dr. Bullard is an active member of the Georgia Dental Association, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and the Augusta Dental Society.

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