Unwanted pain in the mouth irritates and creates unbearable nervousness. The toothache may be caused by caries, abscess or fracture of the tooth, inflamed gums, teething, aggressive chewing, dental procedures, etc. The intensity and type of pain vary, so it can be manifested as a sensitivity to hot / cold or direct touch of the tooth, or be pulsating, sharp or constant mild pain.
A visit to the dentist is mandatory when a toothache occurs and here the rule “as soon as possible, the better” is valid. But, when you cannot get in touch with a dentist, you can use one of the following pain relief tricks:
- Carnation oil is the most popular home remedy for toothache. Put 1-2 drops on the tooth, but be careful not to swallow it. Also, you can take 1-2 cloves, put in your mouth to soften and press gently with your teeth to release a little of the oil out. You should know that cloves just hold the place to reduce the intensity of the pain and not treat it.
- Rinse with warm salt water. Put one teaspoon of salt in a glass of hot water and stir. Suck the liquid to rinse the area around the tooth, that is, to remove the eventual food residues.
- Hold your head up. Raising the head will reduce the pressure in the area around the tooth and can alleviate pulsating pain.
- Onions. Take one clove of garlic, crush it and place it directly on the tooth. Garlic has properties of analgesic and antiseptic, so it can help you to reduce pain.
- Cold compressions on the cheek. Put in the gauze with a few ice cubes and place them on the cheek on the same side where the sick tooth is located. The ice will numb the surrounding area, so you can handle the pain easier. Do not put ice directly on the tooth! Although it can help you at the moment, you can make it worse.
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- Ice on the hand. With ice cube, scratch the “V” area from the back of the hand, where the thumb and index finger come together. Rub 5-6 minutes.
- Rinse with 3% hydrogen. Use a three percent solution of hydrogen when you have pain caused by a new tooth or gum pain. The hydrogen will remove all food residues and relieve pain. Suck the hydrogen and spit it out.
- Tea bag. Put a used tea bag on your tooth while it’s hot. This is a popular folk remedy that is believed to help against toothache.
- If you have a broken tooth or bad filling, cover the exposed area with chewed soft gum without sugar to reduce pain. The chewing gum may also help you fix a loose filling. In this case, it is best to avoid chewing in order not to worsen the condition.
- Anti-pain tool. Of course, when pain is unbearable, you can eliminate it with aspirin or another medicine for that purpose.