Five Ways to Relieve Your Tooth Pain
Dealing with a toothache is never a fun time. In many cases, the throbbing pain can make it difficult to eat, drink, and even talk. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to reduce your tooth pain.
To relieve your pain temporarily, you can swish a half cup of warm water with a half spoon of salt for one minute. Try to aim directly at the location of your tooth pain, swish, then spit it out. Afterward, use some floss to slowly remove any food that may have gotten stuck between your teeth.
Anesthetics and Analgesics
Medications such as acetaminophen and ibuprofen can work wonders for reducing tooth pain. However, if you have heard about putting an aspirin on the tooth or gums, don’t do it; it’s just a folk remedy and may actually be harmful to your mouth. Anesthetics can be user in both gels and liquid formats to directly relieve tooth or gum pain.
Put a hydrogen peroxide and water mix in your mouth, swish it for ten minutes and spit it out. You can do it every morning or just before bedtime. This helps to heal damaged, inflamed or ulcerating gums. It can help to make your teeth a little whiter too.
Ice is undoubtedly one of the best tools in your fight against tooth pain. Simply place a small amount of ice on the painful area for a few minutes and your pain will soon dull. If you prefer, you can also opt to place an ice pack on your cheek. However, if your toothache is a result of an exposed nerve, the cold from the ice could make the pain worse instead of better, so it is wise to proceed with caution.
Most Importantly, Contact Us
There can be many causes of tooth pain, and only when the source of the pain is diagnosed, can the pain be eliminated. We advise our patients to not wait too long when tooth pain starts, as it can escalate quickly, and may even be indicative of other underlying issues which need medical attention. If you’ve recently experience trauma to your mouth, such as through a sports injury, or have recently had dental procedures completed and are experiencing pain, it’s imperative you call us right away.
It can be tough to get through the day when you are dealing with tooth pain. However, by following the advice laid out in this article, you will be able to reduce your pain and get back to normal life in no time.
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