Toothaches are the worst feeling ever, everybody will agree with this. In this feeling, we are very nervous and bad tempered and also the pain can be intolerable. But, the real question is why do we experience toothache?
Actually, the reasons why is this happening can be different. It can be tooth decay or fracture, gum infection, teeth grinding. The pain varies from mild to severe and it manifests as tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, throbbing pain and continual ache.
The best option, when you have this problem with your teeth is to consult your dentist. Also, there are some natural remedies for this problem and you can use them until you go to your appointment:
- Warm salt and water rinse-dissolve a tsp of salt in one glass of warm water and then mix the content. Swish your mouth with it, especially in the painful area.
- Holding the head up-this will alleviate pressure in your painful tooth and stop the throbbing pain.
- Hydrogen rinse-rinse your mouth with 3% hydrogen solution to relieve ache and remove any remaining food between the teeth and gums.
- A pain killer-drink aspirin or any other pain killer to stop the pain
- Clove oil or cloves-drop several drops of clove oil onto your aching tooth, but don’t swallow the liquid. Also you can apply soften a clove in your mouth by holding it in your mouth for few seconds. Next, take the clove and gently press the painful area to get some of the juice going.
- Garlic-crush a clove of garlic and then apply it onto your tooth. Due to its analgesic and antiseptic properties, garlic will successfully lower the pain.
- Cold compresses-put couple of ice cubes in gauze and apply it onto your cheek where the tooth is located. This will lower the amount of pain.
- While it’s still warm you can use tea bag and apply it onto the tooth.
It is important to mention that you shouldn’t apply aspirin onto a painful tooth because aspirin can only damage the gums and because a burning sensation which can lasts for days.