Pesky Toothache, Some Ways to Temporarily Relieve Pain
Gargle with salt water
Prepare the solution by dissolving about half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water no more than 8oz. Rinse your mouth with the solution, allowing it to linger a while longer on the affected area. This will help reduce the pain pressure.
The antibiotic and antimicrobial properties of garlic, onion or ginger may offer temporary relief of pain. Crush a piece of garlic or slice a small part of raw onion or ginger and apply directly on the affected area only. Ginger is known to help fight infection too.
Age-old clove/olive oil solution
Known to relieve almost all kinds of pain, you can try biting down a piece of cotton soaked in the solution. Simply mix 2-3 drops of clove oil and 1.25 ml of olive oil.
ACV cotton ball
You can also try placing a cotton ball soaked in apple cider vinegar on the affected site. Once the pain has subsided, rinse your mouth to free the tooth enamel of the vinegar’s acidic components.
Swish a mouthful of peppermint or black tea. You may also try placing a wet tea bag over the painful tooth. Tea has a way of numbing pain hence temporarily freeing you of it.
Numb it with ice
Place an ice cube wrapped in soft cotton cloth over the affected tooth to numb the area.
A bit of pressure
When all else fails, try releasing feel-good endorphins from your brain by applying tolerable pressure where there is pain. The acupressure effect will do its job.
OTC pain killers
Several over-the-counter pills help alleviate a toothache and inflammation. The most popular choices are acetaminophen and ibuprofen.
While the list suggested above is mostly home remedies, they are known to help ease pain away especially a pesky toothache even if only temporary. Remember that toothaches indicate a bigger, underlying dental problem that only your dentist can address so that permanent solution is given.
Stop suffering from horrible toothaches by preventing decays that cause pain. Untreated dental problems may lead to something more serious that no amount of temporary pain relief would work. Visit your Palm Beach Gardens dentist as early as you can before any toothache occurs.
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