Toothaches are no doubt one of the most painful experiences a human can feel, especially if they keep on appearing day after day. Here are some remedies that you can apply at home to help stop or relieve some toothache pain.
Alcohol: Have you ever tried using alcohol as a remedy? Alcohol is one of the easiest and fastest acting toothache relievers. The procedure is fast and easy to do at home, simply grab a cup and pour it with any type of alcohol such as whisky, vodka, beer, etc. Use this solution as a mouthwash, and swirl it inside your mouth for about 30 seconds. Repeat 1-2 times. You should start feeling some relief in a few minutes.
You can also try applying some clove oil. Clove oil is a rather old but effective remedy as mentioned in my other posts. It works really well as it has anesthetic as well as antibacterial properties. The steps to apply clove oil is fairly easy as well, to do so, grab a little cotton ball and dab it inside a small solution of clove oil and gently apply this onto the affected area. You have to be careful when applying as it may have some side effects when used incorrectly.
Although most people won’t have this remedy, it is still worth a mention as it works well. Sensodyne Toothpaste or Ambesol are both really effective treatment options. Sensodyne toothpaste can be used as normal toothpaste or you could use it separately. You can directly apply it to the sensitive area by using a cotton ball or by using your fingertips. These however are only temporary relief options.
Another similar fast acting remedy is tea tree oil. Grab a drop or two and once again dab it into a cotton swab. Use this to apply the solution on the affected area. Similarly you can use this as a mouthwash by adding some tea tree oil into lukewarm water, repeat 2-3 times a day.
Stop a Severe Toothache Fast
Another really simple and readily available remedy that can be found at home is warm salt water. In fact, this is the easiest fast acting home remedy available. To prepare this remedy, place ¼ -1/2 tsp of salt inside approximately 8 ounces of lukewarm water. Make sure that it isn’t too hot and not too cold! Use this as a mouthwash, so swish the salt water inside the mouth for around 1- 2minutes. The salt water is a really effective remedy as it reduces pressure on the nerves and the tissues around the affected area.
If you are suffering from a toothache here are some tips that can provide some temporary relief.
- Avoid hot, cold and sweet foods as well as drinks. Try to consumer light food and defiantly don’t consume high in sugar foods.
- You can also try using some painkillers or drugs such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. They may be able to provide some short term pain relief. If the pain doesn’t go away however, use the solution listed below.
If none of the remedies above work, then it may be time for a checkup. A toothache in most cases signal a sign of problem that won’t go away any time soon, they can be caused by various factors including cavities, cracks, and infections. A checkup every 6 months is essential as not only can they help diagnose your gum’s health but they can also alert you if there are any new underlying problems and help treat them before it worsens. And on a final note, it is believed that if you don’t treat your problem now , it’ll only worsen and come back more painful in the future.