Call your dentist to plan a visit as soon as possible. To soothe the pain until your appointment, take an over-the-counter analgesic (such as Tylenol or Motrin). Do not exceed the dose recommended on the product label. Never apply medicated tablets directly on the painful tooth.
Hold an ice compress on the sensitive area. Never apply heat on the painful area (such as a warm compress, heating pad or a hot water bottle) as the heat would only worsen your pain.