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How to relieve a pierced toothache

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How to relieve a pierced toothache
How to relieve a pierced toothache

To relieve the pain of a pierced tooth, it is important to identify the cause of the pain, which may be due to the presence of cavities or wear of the filling material, which can cause, in addition to pain, greater sensitivity in the tooth, swelling on the gum and appearance of white spots on the tooth.

It is important that the dentist is consulted so that measures can be indicated to help treat the holed tooth, however it is possible to adopt measures to relieve pain and discomfort at home such as:

  • Flossing between the teeth at the site of pain, as this way it is possible to prevent more bacteria from accumulating at the site and causing complications;
  • Rinse mouth with warm water and s alt to improve mouth cleanliness;
  • Make mouthwash with wormwood tea or macela tea as they have strong anti-inflammatory properties that relieve pain;
  • Bite a clove on the affected tooth site, as in addition to relieving pain, it fights bacteria that may be causing inflammation of the site;
  • Hold an ice pack to your face at the site of pain, or place an ice cube in your mouth, because the cold reduces inflammation and relieves pain.

These home remedies should not replace the dentist's appointment, as it is possible that treatment may be initiated to eliminate the cause and prevent the progression of symptoms, with the dentist indicating the placement of restorative material in the hole present in the tooth and /or caries removal. See more details about caries treatment.


To prevent the pain from worsening, it is also important to avoid eating very hot or cold foods, as well as avoiding the entry of cold air into the mouth when speaking, as the teeth are more sensitive, in addition to avoiding the consumption of foods rich in sugar, as they favor the proliferation of bacteria in the mouth, which can cause more cavities. Check out other natural recipes to relieve toothache.

In some cases, the doctor may recommend some remedies to relieve the pain of a broken tooth and reduce inflammation before or after the definitive treatment, such as analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs.

When to go to the dentist

In any case of toothache it is important to look for a dentist, however, the consultation is even more important when:

  • Toothache does not go away with home remedies or pain pills;
  • The pain returns within a few days;
  • There is bleeding for more than 2 or 3 days;
  • Teeth are very sensitive and prevent eating;
  • A tooth fracture is visible.

One of the best ways to prevent toothache from coming back is to brush your teeth every day, as well as having a routine dental appointment at least once a year.

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