Toothaches are caused or can only occur when the pulp (most sensitive part of the tooth) is inflamed. Inflammation can be caused by; a blow to the tooth, cavity, or infections on gum. There are several ways on how you can personally cure your toothache and know when it’s time for you to check with your dentist.
Reducing pain (simple methods)
There are several ways you can reduce the pain of your toothache before visiting your dentist:-
i. Use painkillers
Aspirin, ibuprofen and others are NSAIDs that provide quick efficient relief to most minor toothaches. Sometimes it’s quite difficult to treat a toothache while in pain, it’s, therefore, advisable to try and use the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs that easy and relief the pain. If your pain persists or maybe you feel the pain affecting other parts, then visit your dentist.
ii. Use ice.
Applying some cold compress such as ice can help relieve the toothache pain. You can put some ice in a cloth or a piece of paper and then put on your cheek area where your toothache is throbbing. It’s not recommended that you apply the ice directly to your tooth for this will increase the pain. For more information please click here.
iii. Use Numbing gel
Numbing the area, toothache area, is important for it helps reduce the pain. The numbing gel can be bought over the counter and helps ease the throbbing pain for some hours. You apply the gel directly to the affected area, saliva dilutes the gel but it’s advised for you not to swallow.
iv. Thoroughly, clean your mouth
Make sure your clean your mouth thoroughly because sometimes toothaches are caused by small particles of food which get lodged in the tooth and cause pains to cavities and gingivitis. At this time, cleaning your mouth removes the particles and helps ease and relief the pain.
v. Rinse with sea salt
When a toothache was caused by mild infection or either a blow, it’s easy to relief the pain. A spoonful of sea salt and warm can be used to rinse it. Salt will dissolve then you will gargle the water in your mouth making sure that it splashes onto and around the affected area.
We all know that a toothache is a nasty pain and process we have to go through. Therefore for healthier teeth, we suggest you follow strict oral hygiene consistently. If you require medical attention please visit your nearby dentist. If the pain persists we suggest you consider cheap dental implants. Please note that this article is written well researched and it is not endorsed by medical staff, thus use it with caution. For more information please contact your nearby dentist.