The emergence of toothache is sure to ruin your day or steal your peaceful sleep. Undesirable irritating pain in the mouth creates intolerable anxiety. Toothache can be caused by caries, abscess or fractured teeth, sore gums, teeth-gnashing, aggressive chewing, a recent dental procedure and so on. The intensity and the type of the pain can vary so she can manifest as sensitivity to hot / cold or direct contact of the tooth, or be pulsating, sharp or constant mild pain. A visit to the dentist is a must in the emergence of toothache and here the rule is “the sooner, the better.” But in the moments when you cannot get in touch with the dentist, you can use any of the following tricks to relieve the pain:
- Put a cold compress on the cheek. On gauze put a few ice cubes and place them as a coating on the cheek on the same side where the ailing tooth is. The ice will help the surrounding area became rigid and easier to submit the pain. Do not put ice directly on the tooth! Although it can instantly help you but with this procedure you are doing even worse.
- Rinse with 3% hydrogen. Use 3% solution of hydrogen when you have pain caused by growing new tooth or gum pain. Hydrogen will remove all food residues and will relieve the pain. Soak the hydrogen up and spit it out.
- Chewing gum for broken tooth or inlay fallen. If you have a broken tooth or fallen inlay, cover the exposed area with soft chewed chewing sugar-free gum to reduce the pain. Chewing gum can help fix loose shattered inlay. In this case, it is best to avoid chewing in order not to worsen the condition.
- Cloves. The oil of cloves is the most popular home remedy for toothache. If you have the essential oil of cloves, apply 1-2 drops on the tooth, but be careful not to swallow. If you don’t have cloves oil, the cloves can also be used to help. Take 1-2 cloves, put them in the mouth to soften and gently press the teeth to release a little of their oil. You should know that the use of the cloves is only to stiffen and reduce the intensity of the pain, not to cure it.
- Keep your head up. Keeping your head up can relieve the pressure in the area around the tooth and can soften the pulsating pain.
- Ice on hand. With ice cube rub the “V” area of the back side of the hand where the thumb and the forefinger are merging. Rub 5-6 minutes.
- Bag of tea. Place on the tooth used tea bag until it is still warm. This is a traditional remedy believed that can help against toothache.
- Remedy for pain. Of course, when the pain is unbearable, you can eliminate it with aspirin or other medicines that are used for this purpose.
- Rinse with warm salt water. In a glass of hot water put a teaspoon of salt and stir. Soak the fluid to rinse the area around the tooth or to remove any food residue.
- Garlic. Take a clove of garlic, crushed and paste them directly onto the tooth. Garlic has properties of analgesic and antiseptic, and can help to reduce pain.
Note – The disappearance of the pain should not be your signal that everything is in order and make you cancel a visit to the dentist. Toothache is an indicator that there is a problem, so consultation with a dentist is necessary. Also, do not apply aspirin directly on the tooth. Many people break and hold the aspirin on the tooth in order for the pain to pass. Never put aspirin on the tooth and the surrounding gums! If placed on the gums, aspirin can damage the tissue and cause a feeling of burning, which could take for a several days.