A toothache is not an an enjoyable situation, and this problem can be caused by cavities, cracks in the tooth, a loose filling or an infection, all of which require treatment. However, you can’t always make it to your dentist’s office for help right away. Here are three things you can do in the mean time to remedy a toothache.
Hydrogen Peroxide Mouth Rinse
Peroxide is effective at both killing bacteria and alleviating discomfort. It can also help dislodge food particles and other debris stuck between teeth or under the gum line that could be causing you pain. Take a mouthful of standard 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution, which is available at any drugstore. Swish it around thoroughly, being careful not to swallow it, and spit it out. Rinse your mouth with plain water a few times.
Salt Water Rinse
Salt water is a classic remedy for a toothache, and it can also temporarily quell infections by killing bacteria and cleaning the area. Simply dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water, swish it around and spit it out. Be aware that it may sting the affected area. Ideally, this process should be repeated several times daily until you can get to your dentist.
Clove oil contains a substance called eugenol, a natural and powerful pain reliever. Place two drops of clove oil on a piece of gauze or a cotton ball and place it on the painful tooth for about 30 minutes. Never drop clove oil directly onto the area, since it can cause significant irritation to the soft tissues in your mouth. If you don’t have clove oil handy, ground or whole cloves can also be used.
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A toothache almost always indicates a problem than requires professional care. If you’re struggling with tooth pain, or if you have any other dental concerns, please call or visit our office today.