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A handful of remedies can help during the majority of common dental emergencies. These first aid remedies can help alleviate pain or discomfort, at least temporarily, until proper dental measures can be received. These remedies are not intended to replace good dental care.
- Belladonna: take every 30 to 60 minutes when the toothache throbs and is worse from touch or motion (chewing).
- Magnesia phosphoricum: when a toothache is worse from cold and better from warmth.
- Coffea cruda: when the toothache is worse from heat and relieved by holding ice in the mouth.
- Chamomilla: when the toothache is worse from any warmth, but not better from cold. The pain is intolerable and makes the patient peevish.