Battling toothache and don't know what to do? Here's something you shouldn't do - never put any pain killers, including aspirin, on the gums because it can burn the gum tissue.
But there are three things you can do, and should do:
1. Clean your mouth out by rinsing thoroughly with warm water.
2. Gently floss around the tooth to remove any food particles that may be caught there.
3. If your tooth continues to hurt, you should call your dentist as soon as possible. A toothache can result from several dental problems. Regular dental check-ups and dental cleaning can help prevent toothaches.