A toothache can be very painful and uncomfortable. If you wish to avoid going to the dentist, you can cure it temporarily in some simple ways. Serious dental conditions like cavities and gingivitis may necessitate a visit to the dentist.Mild toothache can be effectively remedied with the following tips. Some of these remedies can be easily done at home.
How To Cure A Tooth Ache
Chew On Some Clove
Clove or ‘laung’ has numbing properties that help to anesthetize the site of the toothache. I have personally found cloves very effective especially when you are suffering from wisdom tooth pain. Just bite down on the clove from the area, which is causing the pain. This helps to dull and diminish the pain.
Salt Water Gargles
Another way to cure a toothache is to use salt-water gargles. Gargle from the side of the mouth that is causing the toothache. Salt has medicinal properties that help to lessen the pain and relieve tooth irritation.
Baking Soda Rinse
Dissolve a teaspoon of baking soda in half a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth with this wash. Baking soda has a base, which helps to counter the harmful acids generated by bacteria in the mouth. Once the acids and bacteria are eliminated your pain will automatically diminish.
If a minor cavity is pressing down on the pulp of a tooth, this may lead to toothache. Go to a dentist and get a dental filling put on the affected area. The filling protects the pulp of your tooth and prevents the cavity from penetrating deeper into the tooth. Of course, the filling will have to be done at the initial stage.
A rotted tooth is of no use and will only serve to give you continuous pain and discomfort. Get it extracted from a dentist. The same goes for wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth are extra teeth and often fight for space. They push against the existing teeth and may cause pain. Several cases of wisdom tooth extraction are done every year to give relief from pain.
Use Specially Formulated Toothpaste
If sensitive teeth are giving you trouble, use specially formulated toothpaste that is meant for tooth sensitivity. This may help to numb the pain for some time.
Keep Teeth And Gums Healthy
Prevention is always better than cure. Follow good oral hygiene by regularly brushing and flossing your teeth. Use a good mouthwash and refrain from eating starchy and sugary foods that give rise to dental caries and cavities.
Painkillers prescribed by the dentist may help to relieve the toothache. Take painkillers if the pain becomes unbearable.
Chew On Garlic
Make it a habit to chew on a pod of garlic every day. Garlic acts as a disinfectant and prevents the build up of germs and bacteria in the mouth that cause dental plaque and caries. It is very important to keep your head elevated. This will help to take the pressure of the tooth that is causing the pain and subsequently reduce the pain.