How to get rid of toothache quickly

A toothache can take us by surprise at the most inconvenient moment: on a hike, at the dacha or somewhere abroad. And then I remember the old song "We would stand for a night, we would hold out for a day." To hold out, of course, until the visit to the doctor.

In this article we tell you what to do if you have a toothache, how to relieve pain quickly and competently, about the causes and consequences of toothache, as well as when you need to urgently run to dentistry.


The pain is rather not sharp, but aching, but strong. The tooth can "whine on one note" for several days in a row. A characteristic sign of periodontitis is a darkened and cyanotic gum. Untreated periodontitis can be complicated by a dental abscess. A person feels that the diseased tooth has risen in the hole and has become higher than the rest. Fever develops, the tooth becomes mobile, the cheek swells.

Other causes of toothache

Pain of varying strength may occur after medical interventions - canal treatment, implant placement, removal. In addition, after bleaching procedures, sensitivity may temporarily increase. If the pain does not last long and gradually fades, it is considered normal.

How long can discomfort last after dental procedures:

After filling the channels, moderate or mild pain of a nagging nature. Discomfort when biting. Normally, they can be observed within 3-5 days after the procedure.

After the implants are installed, this is a surgical operation, so the place of intervention can hurt for up to 10 days on average.

After tooth extraction, it may hurt for 3-5 days. If the soreness does not subside, increases, or the temperature rises, consult a doctor.

What can be confused with a toothache?

Inflammation of the trigeminal nerve It lies close to the roots of the teeth, so often when it is inflamed, a person begins to feel a pulling "pain in the teeth", which can spread to the entire jaw.

ENT diseases (sinusitis, sinusitis, otitis media) It is especially difficult to diagnose young children who cannot tell exactly where and how it hurts.

Stress. Surprisingly, strong emotions can make your teeth ache, especially at night.

The right ways - the faster to relieve toothache

Pain is a symptom of the inflammatory process. So, in order for it to go away, you need to reduce the swelling caused by exposure to pathogenic bacteria. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) fight pain and inflammation quickly and effectively. They may differ slightly in purpose and impact strength, but in general they will work the way we need:

they will anesthetize,

remove swelling,

relieve inflammation,

"knock down" the elevated temperature.

So the unequivocal answer to the question "what helps with toothache the fastest?" will be NSAIDs.

The side effects of these drugs are also similar - all have a more or less negative effect on the mucous membranes of the stomach and intestines, so they should be used with extreme caution in patients with gastrointestinal diseases. Nothing will happen from one or two times, but you should not drink these drugs for a long time.

In addition, NSAIDs dilute the blood, can have a bad effect on the liver and kidneys. A significant part of them is not recommended for pregnant, lactating women, children. Part is allowed with caution and compliance with the correct dosage.

What medications can be used for toothache for pregnant women and children

For pregnant women, toothache is a real problem. Of course, it is better to cope without pills, with folk remedies. But if it doesn't help, drink paracetamol. It can be prescribed at any time and at regular dosages. Ibuprofen and ketoprofen are also allowed in the 1st and 2nd trimesters. Paracetamol, ibuprofen, nimesulide, in special doses are approved for children. Ibuprofen and paracetamol from 6 months, nimesulide - from 2 years.