There are many factors that contribute towards toothache and extraction of the aching tooth is not always the solution. The reason for a toothache can be infection or any habit like biting nails, digging toothpick or tearing a crisp packet of chips with teeth.
Although visiting a dentist is the most preferred solution, one can get rid of toothache quickly with the following remedies.
Ways To Stop Toothache Tooth Ache Pain Fast
Most easily available, salt water not only cleanses the area around the aching tooth but also squeezes out the fluid that accounts for swelling in the mouth. Rinse your mouth with salt water for at least 30 seconds.
Toothache is often caused by harmful bacteria. Since clove oil is highly effective against such bacteria, it comes handy when you suffer from sudden toothache. Clove oil is also well renowned for its numbing effect. Clove oil contains eugenol that heals the pain by acting as local anesthetic. Relief from toothache can also be sought from whole cloves. Just put some cloves inside the mouth and keep them between your molars that are not paining. Once they moisten, bite a little so that their oil releases.
Myrrh has incredible inflammatory properties that help in killing harmful bacteria. Just add some myrrh to a cup of water and boil it for half an hour. Strain the mixture and consume it.
In addition to its numbing power, peppermint tea has a nice flavor. Brew some dried leaves of peppermint in a cup of water for at least 20 minutes and let it cool. Once the mixture cools, rustle it around the mouth. Afterwards, you can either swallow it or spit it out. Repeat this procedure.
One can also find fast relief from toothache by soaking a cotton ball in red pepper i.e. cayenne and powdered ginger paste and putting the cotton ball on the tooth that is aching. It is to be noted that cayenne irritates the gum so it has to be kept on the tooth.
Hydrogen Peroxide Solution
Swishing the mouth with 3% hydrogen peroxide solution brings instant relief to toothache, especially when it is accompanied with fever. This solution also discards the foul taste in mouth that is caused by an infection. Keep it in mind that hydrogen peroxide solution is not meant for swallowing.
You can also place a bag of ice cube on the aching tooth directly or over that part of cheek beneath which the aching tooth is located. Wet but warm tea bag is equally helpful in healing an aching tooth. Tea, especially black tea comprises of astringent tannins that render temporary relief to toothache and reduces swelling.
You can also soak a brown paper (that is used to make lunch bags) in vinegar and sprinkle some black pepper on one side of it and place it on the cheek. The warm sensation on your cheek will make you forget the pain for some time.
Sensitivity in teeth is caused by exposed roots because of gum disease or hard brushing. Structural faults like cracks, tooth decay and broken fillings also cause sensitivity in teeth. Put some desensitizing toothpaste on a cotton swab and dab it on the aching tooth for a while. Repeat it twice a day till the time sensitivity diminishes. Also use soft bristles to brush your teeth.