Have you ever had a sudden toothache with such excruciating pain? Did you run to the dentist? It's something most would do in this situation. Why? Toothaches are very bothersome, especially when you need to work or focus on a particular task. Many seek that toothache remedy that quickly soothes the pain until they are able to seek professional help. There are several proven ways to alleviate a toothache and simple toothache remedies that you can easily do at home or the office. Let’s check them out below.
A cold compress is the simplest toothache remedy which you can easily do at home, office, or even outdoors. If you attained a facial injury and lost a tooth or damaged a tooth and injured your gums, a cold compress will help soothe the pain. However, it will not help alleviate swelling and inflammation.
To use a cold compress, place ice in a water-tight bag and wrap it with a cloth. Press the cold compress against your cheeks until you find relief. Press for no more than 10 minutes or depending on your tolerance. Seek medical advice as soon as possible.
A salt-water rinse is also another simple toothache remedy that is best for minor toothaches caused by tooth decay or gum disease. Salt is an effective antiseptic and should be relatively easy to find. Simply mix ½ to ¾ teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and swish the salt solution in your mouth for 30 seconds or so.
Oil Pulling Solution with Clove Oil
Clove oil has natural anti-inflammatory properties. You can create an oil pulling solution with clove oil to alleviate the toothache. Clove oil pulling is a natural toothache remedy that’s proven to reduce toothache. To create the oil pulling solution, simply mix clove oil with a preferred carrier oil. Carrier oil can be olive oil, coconut oil, or another vegetable oil. Swish the oil solution around the affected tooth and/or gum area to alleviate the pain. Try to keep the solution on the affected area only to avoid making your entire mouth numb.
Over-the-Counter Pain Reliever
Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever is also a common and proven toothache remedy. This can treat a variety of oral problems that lead to toothache from minor issues such as sensitive teeth and tooth decay to something that needs medical attention such as tooth damage, jaw pain, and other non-dental toothache causes. Pain relievers can take some time to relieve the pain, depending on the situation.
Toothaches are a common symptom of various oral problems, viral infections, and diseases. Apart from obvious causes such as physical injury, tooth decay, and sensitive teeth, it is best to seek medical help from a doctor or dentist if the symptoms persist.
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