Your head pounds, your gums hurt, and your mouth is sore and tender. All these things are due to your toothache. To get rid of it once and for all, a visit to the dentist would be highly recommended. Until then you can take the help of these home remedies to get short-term relief.
OTC Pain Relievers
For children, our Sterling Heights MI dentists recommend acetaminophen. However, for adults, just pick anyone of the over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen. If you decide to go with aspirin, just swallow it rather than keeping on the tooth or the gums because that causes some serious harm inside your mouth.
If you look in the mirror and notice your face is swollen, place an icepack on your cheek. That can help ease the pain. The swelling of your face could also indicate that you might have an abscess, a sac of pus and gunk embedded deep into the roots of your tooth. If this is really the case, then it can result in a serious infection in your jaw and other teeth. Symptoms include fever and red gums.
Take some ice in your hand on the same side of your body in which you have a sore tooth. Rub the ice in the space between your forefinger and thumb for 17 minutes or until you start to feel numbness in the area. Wondering what rubbing ice between your thumb and forefinger has to do with the pain in your mouth? Research has discovered that ice stops pain signals to your brain.
When you crush one of these cloves in your mouth, an oily liquid known as allicin is released which is a natural disease fighter. Will it affect the ache? That is not certain but you can try chewing a piece of garlic in your mouth or even placing chopped bits on your tooth. It’s safe and effective to some extent but comes at a price which is bad breath.
As talked about before, it is a natural remedy that numbs the pain. Dr. Kacos, a dentist in Shreveport LA, says that for it to work you must rub it directly onto the sore area or soak a cotton ball and dab it against the tooth and gums. Some argue that its effectiveness might equal to the effectiveness of benzocaine which is the numbing agent used in over-the-counter toothache gels.
By reading the name you might have had a thought in mind that this would for sure work wonders for your toothache. Unfortunately, that is not quite true because there has not come forth any evidence that proves that this plant which grows all over the world actually works to ease your pain.
If you are one of the many people out there who don’t believe in these remedies or who don’t want to prolong this problem and have it dealt with by a professional then contact us at Dental One Care to schedule a visit with Dr. Farhat Fardi.