Learning to Take Better Care of Your Family's Teeth

Take A Bite Out Of Toothaches

If you have a toothache, then you want to get in to see the dentist because this signifies a problem with one or more of your teeth. However, you may not be able to get in right away and this can leave you in a lot of pain in the meantime. Learning some ways to treat the pain will help you make it through the waiting period without being in agony.

Use over-the-counter toothache gels

Some people find the store bought toothache gels will help to get rid of their pain. Give them a try and if you find they don't work on you, then you can move on to the other remedies suggested below. Keep in mind that these products are intended to help with minor toothaches, so they may not help you much if you are experiencing a bad one.

Use a cut piece of garlic

Garlic can be good at helping with the pain of a more severe toothache, but you will have to get past the taste it leaves in your mouth. To use this method, you want to cut a clove of garlic in half and place each half against the gum under the affected tooth. Make sure the part you cut through is the part rubbing on the gum. Once you start to feel better, take one clove out and chew on the other for a couple of minutes with the tooth that hurts.

Use clove oil and a piece of cotton

Clove oil can take the pain of a toothache away quickly, even when it is quite severe. Before you attempt to use clove oil, you should be aware that it causes a bit of a sting when you first put it in your mouth. However, as soon as the sting goes away, you should have a good amount of relief from the pain. To use the clove oil, dip a piece of cotton in it and place the cotton on and around the tooth.

Bite down on ice

While ice can cause pain if you have sensitive teeth, it can have the opposite reaction when you are in the middle of experiencing a severe toothache. Take a piece of ice and put it on the aching tooth. Gently bite on it, just so it stays in place. Allow it to slowly melt and it will numb the area and provide you with pain relief.

The pain relief options offered in this article will help you to feel better while you wait to get in to see your dentist. To learn more, speak with someone like Gentle Dental Family Care.