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Do you have a toothache in Staunton, Virginia? If so, that must be extremely annoying and troublesome. Toothaches can cause severe pain and discomfort. So, to help you find the relief you deserve, our Justin Karrel DMD dental team has some home remedy recommendations for you.

First, rinse your mouth with warm water. Swish it around for about a minute or so. Second, grab some floss and clean between each crevice of your smile. This could clean away the food that might be causing the ache. Third, reduce any swelling with an ice pack. Place the pack outside the area for 30 minutes at a time. Fourth, take over-the-counter pain medication to relieve your pain. Do not put the medication directly against the gums above the aching tooth. It can burn the gum tissue. Fifth, if these tips do not relieve your toothache in a couple of days, visit your dentist as soon as possible. There could be a major dental issue causing the problem.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to take care of a toothache, please feel free to call our office at 540-885-1631 and talk to a member of our dental team. Also, remember that you can schedule an appointment with Dr. Justin Karrel at your earliest convenience if you think tooth decay might be causing the issue. We look forward to helping you!