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The agonizing pain that radiates across your face. Toothaches come in two forms, dull and sharp. They can be mild dull aches or all-consuming agony that scream at you that something is wrong with your teeth.
Toothaches can disrupt eating, sleeping, and regular activities if it is intense enough. The nature of the toothache is important, as a misdiagnosis will spend time on the wrong treatment and waste both time and money. These pains can be variable and have a variety of causes. The main causes tend to be of two types: Dental and non-dental problems. This is because any pain in the face can be triggered due to dental problems due to the proximity of the nerves and the face and the teeth.
If the pain is severe, a medical professional, a dentist, in this case, has to be sought out to immediately rule out any non-dental reasons.
For immediate relief, Zerodol-P, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory NSAID medication can alleviate your pain. But only in particular cases. NSAID medication blocks pain messengers and have been used as effective combination treatment against toothaches, as long as it is administered in the correct dose.
Cavities are the number one reason why people make emergency visits to the dentist’s office. This is a dentists numero uno responsibility in all countries. Cavities are said to come from a diet of refined carbohydrates and sugars. The bad bacteria in your mouth feast on all the food particles in your mouth, and especially love foods with high sugar content such as sodas and soft drinks and chocolates. The high sugar is also known to erode the enamel due to the acidic nature of the food.
If you have a toothache, please make note of your symptoms to report them to your doctor. Here are some of the most common complaints for reference:
Pain when biting into something
Informing your doctor about the correct symptoms lets him choose the best course of treatment and wastes the least time and money. It is always the smartest to tell your doctor the whole truth, no matter how embarrassing it might be.
So, toothaches can trigger at any time, depending on the level of damage to your teeth. But a dentist might not be available all the time. What do you do at such times when a professional isn’t available? Thankfully, there are a few tips and tricks you can follow to temporarily blunt the pain while you buy time to seek a professional. Some of those techniques are:
Here are a number of methods to get rid of toothache at home, by yourself.
1. Gargle salt water
A teaspoon of salt mixed in warm water and swished around your mouth can give you relief. The warm water eases pain and the salt works on swellings. This seemingly simple solution works excellent for non-serious problems.
2. Apply a cold press to the affected area
A cold compress applied to the pain site causes vasoconstriction, making the pain less severe. Ice wrapped in a towel and pressed to your cheeks can also help.
This miraculous little wonder contains special anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that serve as a nice folk remedy for toothaches. Holding the clove in your teeth, near the problem site and chomping down on it should help.
Cotton balls covered in clove oil can be rubbed on the problem site as well, if the taste is too much to handle.
Used for thousands of years as a folk remedy, the antibacterial properties and pain relieving properties of garlic can kill bad bacteria in your mouth as well.
5. Hydrogen peroxide
A drop or two, heavily diluted with water, can be administered as a mouthwash to bring some relief.
The ancient cure for burns and cuts can alleviate gum problems as well. Apply the gel and massage the area to make the most of the remedy.
Another natural remedy, which is known to have antioxidant and antibacterial properties, a few drops of thyme oil should be diluted heavily with water, soaked onto a cotton ball and rubbed onto the sore area for relief. To make a mouthwash of this, simply apply a drop or two into the water and swish it around.
The Bottom Line
Prevention is always the smart way to go, and practicing dental hygiene, such as regular brushing twice a day, flossing, avoiding foods high in sugar, combined with regular dentist checkups are sure to keep your teeth as healthy as they can be. There are remedies possible, but most serious conditions require a proper medical professional administering treatment.
Dentists frequently a variety of solutions to prevent toothache, so make sure to do your due diligence to ensure your teeth remain strong all your life. You only have a limited set your entire life. It’s your job to take care of them.
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