What helps to toothache?

What helps to toothache?

In this article, we share the information how you can relieve pain at home, before you go to the dentist appointment.

Whether your toothache is a mild throbbing or a sharp, stabbing sensation, it is a side effect of tooth decay and sometimes you may not be able to see your dentist immediately. The natural solutions that you can apply at home and over-the-counter medicines may give you temporary relief while you are waiting for dentist appointment.

Why Does Tooth Decay Causes Pain?

Tooth decay exposes nerve pulp and sensitive dentin in the teeth, that’s why it is causing pain or ache that comes and goes. According to American Dental Association, tooth decay often is appear while consuming cold or sweet food. Other signs that shows you have a tooth decay is food getting into your teeth or when you touch the teeth with your tongue, it feels like jagged. Also, you can see tooth decay in the mirror.

Methods Can Be Applied At Home For Tooth Decay

Naturel solutions which can be applied at home for relieve a toothache are prepared with warm water, salt and clove oil. EstTime International Health Services advices to the people who suffer from tooth decay, that including the painful area, all mouth should be cleaned with warm water. You can also try following method with salty warm water:

  • Add two teaspoons of salt into a glass of warm water.
  • Mix until it dissolved.
  • Rinse your mouth thoroughly with salt water and that spit it.

Rinsing with salty water, cleans up the food scraps in the tooth decay and relieves inflammation. Too hot and cold can make the tooth decay pain worse. Clove oil is another efficient and temporary method for relieving the pain. For that, you should follow these steps:

  • Put two or three drops of clove oil on a cotton swab, cotton ball or a clean paper napkin.
  • Put cotton swab, cotton ball or clean paper napkin onto the painful area and leave it there until the pain is relieved.
  • If pure clove oil is so strong, use olive oil to dilute it.

Toothache can become stronger in a time that you cannot see your dentist, for example in the midnight. To relieve the pain or to have a temporary relief, you can try one of the homemade toothache medicines in the below.

  1. Cold Compress

If the toothache is associated with swelling, holding a cold compress on the outside of your cheek (20 minutes at 20-minute intervals) may give you some relief. John Hopkins Medicine indicates that cold numbs the painful area and this gives some relief, at the same time it relieves swelling and inflammation. Cold compress can give you a temporary relief and it helps you to sleep but it cannot help the main reason of your toothache. If you have a tooth decay or another tooth problem, to completely heal, you should see your dentist.

  1. Clove Oil

Clove oil can be used temporarily relieve the pain related to toothache and swelling. For this homemade toothache medicine, drop a few drops to the cotton ball. Gently rub the cotton ball to painful area of your teeth and gum.

Clove oil contains eugenol which is a natural anesthetic, so it helps relieve pain. But clove oil only helps the toothache, it cannot solve the main problem. If you are not use to different tastes, you may not be like the taste of clove oil.

  1. Rinsing with Salt Water

If you have a toothache and swelling gum, washing your mouth with warm salt water can give you some relief. Add a few teaspoons of salt to a glass of water. Swish the mix around your mouth and then spit it.

When you have a toothache both cold and hot water can be disturbing but warm water is comforting. While warm water relieve the pain, salt reduce the swelling in the gum tissue. However, it should be said that these effects are only temporary solutions.

  1. Toothache Medicines

To handle a toothache, you can take over-the-counter medications according to the package directions. It is important that you should not hold the medicine to your painful tooth, this situation can burn the near gum tissue and cause more harm.

Painkiller medicines, can give you relief while you are waiting for your dentist appointment, but like other homemade medicines, they are not long term solutions. If you try to relieve your pain with medication and don’t get it treated, your tooth may get worse.

When You Should See A Dentist?

American Dental Association recommends that you should show your aching teeth to a dentist immediately, so get an appointment right now. Dentist usually, leaves available time periods for urgent patients, that’s why you can get an appointment in the same day. If you have signs of a dental abscess – such as fever, facial swelling, or a persistent pain in your tooth – and you can’t see your dentist, go to the emergency for treatment.

Prevention Toothache

So many different tooth problem can cause toothache but mostly it is related to tooth decay. Luckily, there are a lot of things that you can do at home to prevent tooth decay. Especially Brush your teeth twice a day with a toothbrush with extra soft bristles for sensitive gums and do not forget to floss. It is also important that you visit your dentist regularly for controls. If you notice a tooth decay early, it can be detected and treated before it gives you a painful toothache.

Homemade toothache medicines can give you relief while you are waiting for dentist appointment but they cannot effect the roots of problem.

Toothache Treatment with Over-the-Counter Medicines

Toothpaste and analgesics (pain killers) for sensitive teeth help relieve tooth decay pain. To numb the nerves exposed in the tooth decay, gently brush your teeth with a sensitive toothpaste. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to reduce irritation to the dentin and pulpal nerve. Ibuprofen and asetaminofen are over-the-counter pain killers for tooth decays, but you should consult your dentist to see if it is good to use these medicines or not.

Natural Endorphins

While you do exercises, your body secrete endorphins which is a natural pain killer. If you are a person who use to exercise, training or running can relieve your pain. If vigorous exercise is not for you, you can take a brisk walk.

Tooth decay pain can catch you on night or morning, mid-week or weekend. Until your dentist opens his/her office, you can continue your life in a comfortable way by controlling the pain at home. Luckily, when you visit your dentist, filling or other dental treatment will give your permanent relief.

If you did not call and get an appointment form your dentist yet, you can get appointment from our professional team right away. Click for the appointment or contact with us by using information of our page.

Do not forget, you should go to a doctor for your dental health every 6 months.



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