Toothache is not likely fatal, but it really makes you uncomfortable. If you have a toothache, the most recommended way is to book an appointment with the dentist so that you’ll be given medical advice and treatment. But before you go, here are some ways for you to relieve the pain.
Salt water rinse
This is an effective first-line treatment for toothache – also safe and convenient. Salt water can help reduce inflammation and heal oral wounds. It can also help remove any bits of food that may be stuck.
How to apply: mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water (about 8 ounces) and use it as a mouthwash. Spit it out after mouthwash.
Low temperature can make blood vessels constrict so that the pain won’t be that severe. Swelling or inflammation may also be reduced.
How to apply: warp a handful of ice in a towel and press in on the affected area for 20 minutes. You can repeat this as needed every few hours.
Clove oil is a natural home remedy for toothache and has been used for a long time. The antiseptic in clove can help numb pain and reduce inflammation.
How to apply: rub the clove oil directly on the sore area, or apply a cotton ball soaked in clove oil to the area. This can be repeated several times per day.
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