Home Remedies to Ease and Relieve Toothache
is nothing more uncomfortable than a toothache. It's not just the pain
alone, but it also means eating becomes a huge problem.
The pain from a toothache has been
reported to be just a dull pain all the way to severe throbbing pain. There is
often an infection or inflammation happening to the tooth or
surrounding gums. It is possible as well that a sinus infection is causing the pain.
you can make a visit to your dentist, there are several home remedies
and natural remedies you can try at home first to get relief from the
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are some of the causes of a toothache?
important to see a dentist to identify and rule out some of the causes
of a toothache. Causes of the pain could be due to:
- cavities (dental caries) - The most common cause
- abscess tooth
- broken or chipped tooth
- loose tooth
- impacted tooth (tooth pushed against another
tooth or bone)
- bleeding or inflammation of the gum (gingivitis)
- food stuck below the gum line
- excessive grinding of the teeth at night
- congested sinus cavity (sinus congestion)
- sinus infection
- physical injury to the facial or jaw area
other home remedy can I use?
shows that most people suffering from toothache do not
initially see a dentist to get pain relief. Most would like to manage
the pain using home herbal remedies and self-care techniques.
To ease the pain, use the following techniques:
If the pain is from food that is stuck between
the gum and tooth, use a dental floss to attempt to remove the food.
your mouth using mouthwash containing thyme or wintergreen to kill
bacteria and bring down the inflammation. Salt water rinse can also be
used. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in 250 mL (1 cup) of warm water and
rinse as often as needed.
Use an ice pack on the cheek to help stop the pain and to keep the inflammation down.
the pain is unmanageable, take non-prescription anti-inflammatory drugs
such as Aleve (naproxen), Advil/Motrin (ibuprofen), Tylenol
(acetaminophen) or Aspirin (ASA) to tie you over until you can make a
visit to your family dentist.
is a sinus infection toothache?
It is possible
that a sinus problem could manifest as an aching tooth. A
sinus infection would most likely require antibiotic treatment from
congested or infected sinus (sinusitis) puts pressure on and irritates
the nerves leading to the upper part of the mouth This may cause a dull
or general pain spread out over several teeth that may be difficult for
you to pin-point exactly.
Moreover, bacteria from an infected
tooth can get into the sinus cavity (specifically the maxillary
sinuses) and cause an infection. The symptoms of a sinus infection may
be very similar to an aching tooth problem.
can I do to reduce the risk of recurrent toothaches?
you experience mild tooth pain regularly that has been checked your
family doctor, there are things you can do to maximize the health of
your teeth and gum. This will reduce the likelihood of suffering from
aching tooth in the future.
Visit your dentist and get a cleaning at least
twice a year.
acid drinks and carbonated beverages as they can cause tooth decay. If
you do drink them, rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth as
soon as practical to remove the acids.
Floss at least once daily if not more often to
remove plaque and prevent gingivitis (inflammation of the gum).
Brush your teeth twice daily. Also brush after each
meal if it is practical to do.
C chewable tablets are acidic. Use the time-released tablets or just
the regular tablets you swallow. Or you can use Ester-C which is the
essence, maintain great oral hygiene, especially after eating or
snacking on foods. By preventing tooth decay, a major cause of
toothaches, you can reduce the chance of ever suffering from this
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