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Home Remedies for your Toothache Marietta, GA
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Do you have a toothache? This is a broad term that could indicate a minor discomfort when you eat or a throbbing emergency that makes it difficult to sleep or even concentrate. Nevertheless, tooth pain is disruptive and needs to be treated. For lasting relief and to prevent more serious dental problems, it is important to see your dentist. However, here are some steps you can take on your own to get you through those difficult hours of waiting to go to your appointment.

Toothaches can take on many forms and can be triggered from a variety of factors, including the following:

  • Sharp or sudden pain triggered by contact, either by something you bit down on or a direct injury/trauma to your mouth.
  • Dull or lingering pain could indicate a damaged pulp (nerves at center of tooth) or it may be a by-product of TMJ problems or referred pain from sinus issues.
  • Hard-to-identify pain and swelling often points to an abscess or infection, which needs to be treated as soon as possible.

Call Your Dentist and Consider These Home Remedies While You Wait

In the minutes or hours until you can be seen by your emergency dentist, we suggest the following potential remedies for your toothache that you can perform at home:

  • Over-the-counter pain relievers (acetaminophen or ibuprofen)
  • Clove oil or a tea bag (known for anti-inflammatory properties and anesthetic relief when applied topically)
  • Warm saltwater rinse
  • Ice cubes for numbing painful or sore gums

In addition, it is best to avoid aspirin and stick to a soft foods diet while you are waiting to see your dentist. At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we are fully equipped to treat your toothache. Our office proudly offers same day dentistry to accommodate unexpected concerns just like this. Not only can we bring you out of pain and treat the underlying cause, but we take the time to educate you on how to avoid toothaches in the future.

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month