Toothache occurs when the dental pulp is inflamed, which is a central part of the extremely sensitive tooth. It can happen for several reasons: a tooth decay, an al dente shot or an infection of the gums.
Take a painkiller. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin and ibuprofen provide effective relief against light toothache. A stabbing pain prevents you from eating, talking and sleeping. It’s even harder to treat a toothache when you feel a lot of pain, so use some over-the-counter medication to relieve the pain.
- Follow the dosage indicated by the doctor or the one written on the leaflet.
Apply a cold compress. Fill an envelope with ice, cover it with a cloth or cloth and apply the compress directly on the tooth or cheek at the painful area. The cold will relieve the pain.
Do not put the ice directly on the tooth: the pain would increase, often the inflamed teeth are more sensitive than usual to temperature changes.
Get upset in the area. Buy an over-the-counter product to numb the tooth and gums, perhaps in gel. It is useful for relieving the excruciating pain for a few hours. This type of gel is applied directly to the affected area and the effect lasts for several hours.
Thoroughly clean the oral cavity. Sometimes toothaches are caused by pieces of food stuck in the tooth that accentuate the pain of caries or gingivitis. If this is the case, washing your teeth and your mouth can be helpful in stopping the pain and solving the problem.
- Use dental floss around the affected tooth. Make sure the thread reaches the gums. Slide it back and forth along the tooth so that it collects all the accumulated waste at that point.
- Wash the area with a toothbrush. If the pain is caused by gingivitis, it is one of the best methods to relieve pain. Use the toothbrush on the tooth for a few minutes, focusing on the painful area. Continue to brush until that point is no longer very sensitive.
- Use a mouthwash. Complete the cleaning with rinses to remove the residues accumulated in the oral cavity.
- Continue to treat oral hygiene. Repeat this process twice a day, every day, until the pain has passed.
Make rinses with salt. Toothache could pass by itself if it was caused by a tooth stroke or a slight infection. To make the healing quicker, rinse with warm water and a spoonful of salt. When the salt has melted, use the solution to make gargling involving the painful area. Repeat them several times a day until the pain has passed.