Toothaches are the worst . Try one of these 7 home remedies before calling the dentist


 



 

Imagine that a toothache occurs in the middle of the night and you cannot see your dentist. You will then seek to relieve this pain at all costs. These home remedies may be able to provide temporary relief.

 

1. Cold compresses

Sometimes the toothache is accompanied by swelling. In this case, a cold compress placed against the cheek (in 20 minute increments, followed by 20 minutes of rest) can calm the sore area. The cold has an anesthetic action, which can relieve dental pain; it also helps reduce inflammation, explains Doctissimo.

 

A cold compress may soothe you momentarily and allow you to fall back to sleep, but it won't solve the root of the problem. If the pain is from decay or other dental concern, it won't improve until you go to the dentist.

 

2. Clove oil

Clove oil can temporarily reduce the pain and swelling associated with a toothache. For this home remedy, soak a cotton ball in a few drops of clove oil. Gently wipe the cotton over your aching teeth and gums.

 

 Be careful, it will ease your pain in the moment, but will not solve the underlying problem. It also has an unpleasant taste, which can make its use unpleasant.

 

3. Mouthwashes with salt water

If you have a sore tooth and swollen gums, mouthwashing with lukewarm salt water may provide relief. Dissolve a few teaspoons of salt in a quart of lukewarm water. Then do your mouthwash before spitting out the mixture.

 

When you have a toothache, both hot and cold water can be unpleasant. Lukewarm water, on the contrary, can provide relief. The water will calm the pain, and the salt will reduce the swelling of the gum tissue. As with other remedies, these effects are temporary.

 

4. Local analgesics against dental pain

To endure a toothache, you can take a local pain reliever without a prescription, following the instructions in the package leaflet. Be careful not to put it in direct contact with the affected area, this could cause burns to the gums and accentuate the feeling of discomfort.

 

Pain medications can make the discomfort go away until your dentist appointment, but like other natural remedies, they aren't a long-term solution.

 

When to see your dentist

Health Insurance recommends having your toothache quickly assessed by a dentist, so make an appointment without delay. Dentists often have time slots available for emergencies, so you may be able to be taken care of the same day. If your symptoms seem to indicate an abscess (fever, swollen face, persistent tooth pain) and your dentist cannot see you, go to the emergency room for treatment.

 

Prevent toothache

Toothache can have many causes, the most common being cavities. Fortunately, there are many preventative measures you can take to avoid them. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft toothbrush, which will be softer and respect your sensitive gums. Also use dental floss, and make a regular appointment with your dentist for a check-up. Cavities can then be detected and treated before they cause severe pain.