Tooth Pain Relief
Suffering from tooth pain is never fun for anyone. If you are afflicted with a toothache, please call your dentist to set an appointment, especially if it is persistent, or prevents you from doing simple activities, like sleeping.
Elevating Your Head
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Salt Water Rinse
To properly rinse your mouth with salt do this:
- Fill an 8-ounce glass with water.
- Add a half-teaspoon of salt (no need to be exact, if you have experience cooking, just imagine a healthy “pinch or two”)
- Pour the solution into your mouth and swish it around for 30 seconds
- Spit the solution out afterward and rinse your mouth with normal water to get rid of any unpleasant after taste.
Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse
Be careful when washing with hydrogen peroxide:
- Grab a small cup.
- Mix in a half and half (equal parts) solution of hydrogen peroxide and water
- Pour the mix into your mouth and swish it around for 30 sec, do not swallow the mix.
- Without swallowing any of the mix, spit it into the sink.
- Rinse your mouth with just water to get rid of any remaining solution.
- Finally, spit that into the sink as well, continue with your standard routine.
If you have real garlic cloves, not garlic powder, you treat your toothache with these steps:
Method 1 – Chew it
Using the affected tooth:
- Gently chew on the unbroken garlic clove (this releases allicin which is antibacterial).
- Allow the chewed cloves to rest on the tooth for 30 sec to 1 minute.
- Brush with toothpaste, or rinse with mouthwash to get rid of any unpleasant taste.
Method 2 – Make a paste
- Grab any size dinner spoon.
- Using the back of the spoon, crush the garlic.
- Optionally mix the salt into the paste for extra antibacterial properties.
- Immediately after crushing the garlic, use your fingers and gently apply the past to your affected tooth.
frequently asked questions on Tooth Pain Relief
Toothaches can be caused by:
- Tooth decay.
- Abscessed tooth (a bacterial infection inside the center of the tooth).
- Tooth fracture (broken tooth).
- A damaged filling.
- Repetitive motions, such as chewing gum or grinding or clenching teeth.
- These motions can wear down your teeth.
- Infected gums.
- Eruption (teeth coming out of the gums) or removal of a tooth (for example, wisdom teeth).
It can go away on its own, however, if your toothache is disruptive, or lasts more than 2-3 days please call a dentist.
Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash 2-3 times daily. Often toothaches are caused by food stuck in the gum, brushing alone is not enough to get these particles out. Having good flossing technique is crucial.