2023: Safe and Dangerous Home Remedies Used for Oral Pain and Discomfort

Published 11/21/2023

Americans who do not have access to dental care or need to delay their care may resort to home remedies to alleviate mouth pain or discomfort, explained CareQuest Institute Health Sciences Specialist, Kelly Schroeder, RDH, MS, in a presentation on safe and dangerous home remedies used for oral pain and discomfort.

The study concluded: Patients who do not routinely seek care from an oral health provider may be more likely to turn to home remedies that may or may not be effective for managing oral pain and discomfort. In addition, the study explains how a dental home can be an important resource when needing guidance on how to best manage dental pain or discomfort until further evaluation and follow-up care from a dental provider is possible.

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