Tooth aches can be excruciating.
It feels like your whole head is being hit with a hammer and all you want is for the pain to stop,
But what can you do when its late at night and you have to wait till the next day before you can get to the dentistâ€™s?
- Gargle with salt water: Even your dentist would advise you to rinse out your mouth with warm water and salt. To get some quick relief from tooth aches mix half of a teaspoon of table salt with a glass of warm water. Rinse out your mouth by gargling the mixture and spit it out. This would help relieve swollen gums and remove food stuck between your teeth.
- Take a pain reliever: Over the counter pain relievers like ibuprofen can help bring quick relief from an aching tooth.
- Apply an ice pack: If your tooth ache is caused by swollen gums, applying an ice pack can help bring down the swelling and offer some relief. Apply the ice pack against the cheek area of the swollen gum to help reduce the swelling.
- Clove Oil: Rubbing some clove oil on the area with the sore tooth helps numb the pain. Apply some clove oil on a cotton ball and dab it against the affected tooth and gum to get some quick relief.
While these remedies would not give you a permanent relief from that terrible tooth ache it would help reduce the pain until you make it to the Dentist.
Photo by marcolm. Published on 19 May 2011
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