Toothaches are a commonly occurring dental problem. Temporary palliative methods can be performed, for relief prior to seeing a dentist. Such temporary methods may include rinsing the mouth with saline or warm water solution, the application of a cold compress to the area causing pain, to the use of over-the-counter pain medications. Toothaches can occur for several reasons, including but not limited to the lodging of food particles in-between teeth, broken/fractured/displaced teeth, cavitations in teeth, gum infections and tooth infections. If pain persists it is best to consult a dentist who can examine and identify the cause of pain and offer treatment accordingly.