How to stop a toothache by yourself

Many times a toothache or dental emergency happens when your dental office is closed on the weekend or evenings. So this is a how stop a toothache until you can see your dentists.

It is important to first determine what type of toothache you have and then follow these directions very carefully. If you have ANY SWELLING associated with a toothache this treatment will NOT work and you must seek medical attention immediately if you have ANY swelling with a toothache. If there is no swelling and you have a broken tooth or if you have a lost filling or broken crown or loose crown this post is for you. I will explain how to fix a broken tooth by yourself.

If the tooth is broken and you have a hole in the tooth and IF this is a new situation you can plug the hole on a temporary basis with DentTemp from Walgreens. DenTemp costs under $5.00 and allows you to fix a hole or broken tooth if there is no swelling. Simply take a pea size piece of DenTemp and place over the hole in your tooth. Make sure to bite down so that when the DenTemp sets it will not interfere with your bite. When the DenTemp gets wet from your saliva it will get very hard and you will not be able to remove the DentTemp. This will protect the tooth and prevent the sharp edges from cutting your tongue. IF you have any swelling after placing DenTemp call your dentist or doctor immediately.

If the nerve of the tooth is exposed, The DenTemp has medicine that MAY dull the pain until, you can see a dentist.