You should see your dentist right away about a toothache. For temporary pain relief, you can use some basic ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen cupboard.

Key takeaways:

– Put a few drops of thyme essential oil in a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it

– Crush a clove of garlic with salt and place the mix on the affected teeth

– Do a saltwater rinse to reduce swelling and inflammation

A toothache should not last more than a day or two. If it lasts longer, get it checked by your dentist.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.