Anti-inflammatory analgesics such as Ibuprofen are the best for toothache as the pain is usually caused by swelling. If you can’t take them – if you are allergic to aspirin , for example – then paracetamol is the next best thing.
Self-care tips Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Gently floss to remove food or plaque between teeth . Apply a cold compress to your jaw or cheek. Take over-the-counter pain medication like acetaminophen. Try home remedies for toothaches like clove oil to numb the gums.
Local anesthesia, general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, or intravenous sedation is commonly used in dental procedures to help control pain and anxiety. Other pain relievers include prescription or nonprescription anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen (Tylenol), anesthetics and topical analgesics.
Keep reading to learn more. Salt water rinse. For many people, a salt water rinse is an effective first-line treatment. Hydrogen peroxide rinse. A hydrogen peroxide rinse may also help to relieve pain and inflammation. Cold compress. Peppermint tea bags. Garlic. Vanilla extract. Clove. Guava leaves.
Continued Cold compress. If your face is swollen, put an ice pack on your cheek. OTC anesthetics. Apply these pain -relieving gels and liquids directly to the sore tooth and nearby gums. Ice. Put some ice in your hand, on the same side of the body as your sore tooth . Clove oil. This natural remedy numbs the pain .
A lot of tooth pain is caused by inflammation in the pulp or inside part of the tooth . The pulp of each tooth contains lots of nerve endings that are highly sensitive to pain . This can cause the often constant throbbing pain that makes toothache especially unbearable.
If your toothache is accompanied with swelling, hold an ice pack or frozen vegetables to the outside of your cheek on the side of the toothache . The cold will help numb the area, relieve swelling, and reduce inflammation. Cold compresses are a good way for temporary relief , so you can try and get some sleep.
What happens when the nerve in a tooth dies? Eventually, the nerve is killed by the process of decay and irritation. Once the nerve is totally dead, it rots from within and develops into an infection (abscess). The abscess makes the gums around the tooth swell up, pus to form, and causes bad breath.
Here are a few ways to dull your pain so you can get a good night’s sleep . Use over-the-counter pain medication. Keep your head elevated. Avoid eating acidic, cold, or hard foods right before bed . Rinse your teeth with mouthwash. Use an ice pack before bed .
When necessary, your dentist or physician can prescribe stronger pain or anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants , or anti-depressants to help ease symptoms.
Can you get rid of cavities at home? Oil pulling . Oil pulling originated in an ancient system of alternative medicine called Ayurveda. Aloe vera. Aloe vera tooth gel may help to fight off bacteria that cause cavities . Avoid phytic acid. Vitamin D. Avoid sugary foods and drinks. Eat licorice root. Sugar-free gum.
Try a dab of clove oil Gently dip a cotton swab (Q-Tip) or cotton ball into clove oil. Make sure it is a small amount — no need to drench the tip. Hold the cotton swab against the tooth that is causing pain. Keep this in place for 5 -10 minutes or until you feel relief.
Short-Term Fixes. You can reduce tooth nerve pain by using desensitizing toothpaste, brushing with a soft-bristled brush twice a day and rinsing with a fluoride mouthwash once a day. If you find that brushing with a toothpaste for sensitive teeth doesn’t provide immediate relief , don’t despair.
ALMOST NEVER APPLY HEAT to your face when experiencing a toothache . If you have an infection the heat may draw that infection out causing more swelling. Apply COLD ! If you are experiencing a severe toothache the best thing is ice water in the mouth.