Tooth pain can be debilitating and it is important to act quickly to resolve the issue before serious infections occur. You can try managing the pain temporarily until you can be seen by your dental professional, by using over the counter analgesics, such as Ibuprofen and Tylenol. Typical anesthetics, such as orajel or ambesol, can also be used for pain relief.
Toothaches can be caused by an infected tooth or the supporting bone and gums. It can also be caused by inflammation of the dental pulp, called pulpitis. It is necessary to have an evaluation by your dentist to determine the cause of the pain. Treatment will vary depending on the diagnosis.
It is important if using over the counter medications, that you use caution, because many over the counter analgesics can increase risk of bleeding.