Many toothache troubles are caused by sensitivity. This is from the nerve (pulp of the tooth) due to decay, injury or infection of the tooth. Gum disease, tooth fractures or even sinus infections can all cause pain too. It’s best to speak with a dental professional to help combat the pain. However here are a few immediate solutions you can try at home in the mean time:
Rinse with Salt Water
Hot or cold temperatures can cause shock to your sensitive teeth. Rinse with warm salt water to help soothe the pain. Mix a couple teaspoons into a glass of warm water. The salt also helps draw out excess fluid and reduce inflammation.
The cold ice can help reduce pain and swelling. Keep an ice pack wrapped in a towel to your face. Never apply the ice directly to the tooth.
Apply Oil of Cloves
This is an essential oil you can find in health food stores to help with the pain. Apply a few drops on a cotton swab onto the affected tooth. If the oil is too strong, you can dilute it with olive oil!
Mind + Body Relaxation
Concentrate on pleasant thoughts and practice deep breathing. This will hopefully keep your mind off of the pain. If needed, take an analgesic (pain for headaches) such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen until you can see your dentist.
Call Exploits Valley for an appointment to help with any tooth pain!
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