Dental Care

Tooth Pain Remedy - Staying Sane Until You See a Dentist

In need for an effective tooth pain remedy?

If you've ever experienced a dental abscess, soft tissue injury, or some other form of dental problem, you've no doubt found yourself in a position where you're desperate for an effective toothache remedy.

Fortunately, there are several cheap and effective remedies which one can use in order to relieve pain until such time you can get to a dentist.

If you've ever heard of the terms, "odontalgia" or "odontalgy", the chances are you're not familiar with what they mean. On the other hand, if someone mentions toothache to you, you will immediately know what they're talking about, in that you've probably experienced toothache several times in your life already.

As you no doubt already know, toothache can in some cases be nothing more than a slight irritation, but in other cases, it can be severe enough so as to make you want to scream.

In fact, the pain which can result from a single problematic tooth can be so severe that it feels as if the surrounding teeth are also to blame.

In most cases, once the throbbing pain starts, it doesn't go away until such time that you're able to go and see a dentist, but of course in today's world it's not always possible to simply walk in and see a dentist immediately. In fact, you can consider yourself lucky if you get to see one the following day, since many dentists are fully booked for days in advance.

Toothache can be caused by several things, including cavities, cracked teeth, exposed nerve, dental abscess, and etc. Most of these problems can of course lead to you experiencing an unbearable amount of pain and discomfort, but in the case where an abscess is present, there's the added risk that you could end up suffering from an infection as well.

While no tooth pain remedy or over-the-counter medication can rectify the underlying cause of toothache, they certainly can help in terms of offering pain relief. Of course, in order to determine which tooth pain remedy you should use, you should first try to identify the cause of the pain.

Amongst the biggest culprits when it comes to toothache, is tooth decay, fillings falling out, abscesses, and soft tissue injury.

In order to cure these problems, you will undoubtedly need to see a dentist, or perhaps even a dental surgeon, but until such time that you can, there are certain measures you can take in order to try and minimize your discomfort.

A good tooth pain remedy should at least be capable of allowing you to eat and get a good night's sleep.

Here are the most common and most effective tooth pain remedies which can be used at home until you get to see your dentist.

Clove oil

The oil in cloves has the ability to numb the area to which it is applied.

You can either place whole cloves between your gum and the problem tooth, or you can buy some clove oil which can then be applied with a small bit of cotton wool.

This tooth pain remedy has certainly stood the test of time, and while it will almost always give you relief, you should immediately stop using it if you find it makes your toothache any worse.


Salt water

Many people have heard they should swish a mild salt-water solution around their mouth when they have toothache, but not many seem to realize that they stand to benefit more if they were to use some moistened gauze or a tea bag to apply pressure to the site for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Of course there are several other tooth pain remedies, some of which are more effective than others, but it's important to bear in mind that a tooth pain remedy which works for one, may not necessarily work for the next.

This is why you should always try to determine what is causing the pain in the first place, so that you'll be able to make a well informed decision in terms of choosing the ideal tooth pain remedy until you can get to see a dentist.



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