Toothaches can actually occur when you least expect them and have the potential to become much worse than you had originally anticipated. The pain may vary from a slight annoyance to an excruciating throbbing agony, and there are a lot of different things that might bring it on. Visit your dentist as soon as possible so that any concerns may be addressed and the problem with your teeth can be remedied. On the other hand, if the pain isn’t too severe, you might be able to get away with treating the toothache yourself at home.
We put together an easy-to-follow mini-guide that will walk you through the process of treating your toothache at home.
At-Home Remedies for Toothache Pain
A toothache can be described as severe, dull, or throbbing pain, and it can be consistent or intermittent. The problem has the potential to deteriorate into the worst-case scenario if it is not addressed by an expert.
It is very important not to ignore toothaches because this is our body’s way of telling us something is wrong; Our nerves are sending millions of messages to our brain of an attack, infection, or injury, and our brain is sending the signal for us to feel pain, explained Sharon Huang, D.D.S., founder of Les Belles N.Y.C.
The following is a list of five solutions that you might attempt to ease the toothache that you are experiencing at home:
1. A Cold Compress
Some forms of oral discomfort can be alleviated by the use of a cold compress. The afflicted region should be treated with a cold compress or an ice bag wrapped in a towel for intervals of twenty minutes. You may do this once every few hours if you like.
2. A Bag of Peppermint Tea or Peppermint Oil
Did you know that there is scientific proof to support the claim that peppermint can assist in reducing many forms of pain? Applying a cold peppermint tea bag to the afflicted region is the same treatment as described in the previous scenario. Another option is to take a cotton ball, pour just a few drops of this incredible peppermint oil, and then place the ball right on the tooth that is impacted.
3. Rinse with Saltwater
In a study that was conducted in 2016 and published in the journal PlosOne, the researchers showed that a brief washing with a saltwater mixture encourages cell migration, which is an essential function during the healing of wounds. First, combine one tablespoon of salt with half a cup of warm water, and then swirl the solution around in your mouth for about thirty seconds at a time, as frequently as you feel necessary.
4. The garlic
It would appear that garlic is capable of working in some somewhat enigmatic ways, but the fact that it helps alleviate toothache makes up for it. Try crushing or chewing the clove of garlic in order to reduce the discomfort you are experiencing, and see if it helps.
5. Pain Relievers Available Without a Prescription
Recent research has shown that using a blend of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil (ibuprofen) for tooth pain is just as beneficial as taking opioids that are prescribed by a doctor. Make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible to discuss the appropriate dose.
What kind of toothache have you had in the past, and what kind of home remedy did you use to treat it? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.
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