Thursday, 4 August 2016
Top Remedies to Use on Your Toothache Right Now
Tooth sensitivity is a frustrating and sometimes unbearable pain. In many instances you will find your toothache will start late at night, on a bank holiday or in the early hours of the morning, when you have to wait to get a dentist appointment.
Tariq Drabu, the owner of Langley Dental Practice and a leading dentist and specialist surgeon advised that before you start looking at remedies, Use a piece of floss and clean around the tooth, check there isn't anything stuck between your teeth which may be causing discomfort. Another solution is to rinse your mouth with salt water, this will fight any infection which may be developing. The last suggestion is to brush your teeth, focusing around the painful tooth with fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride protects the enamel of the tooth, the hard outer covering.
Remedies you have at home
Ensure while you experience pain that you rinse with salt water a couple of times each day. Use warm water so not to make any sensitivity worse. Rinse thoroughly around the tooth to help fight infection and also reduce swelling while you wait to see your dentist.
If you have cloves in your kitchen cupboard, you will find that they are highly effective in reducing pain. Simply place the clove on the tooth and bite down. It isn't the most pleasant of tastes, but it is highly effective in reducing pain for a short period of time. Of course, cloves are a natural solution, so you can bite on the clove right up to getting to the dentist.
You may want to consider buying some clove oil for future tooth pain you or your family may experience from time to time. Clove oil can be purchased at your local pharmacy and is a concentrate of cloves. Simply use a piece of cotton wool or a Q-tip and place a small drop of the oil, then place on the tooth and bite down to relieve the pain.
Interestingly, something you may never have thought of is using bread. Brush your teeth well and rinse with salt water. Then take a small piece of bread, without the crust, and roll into a small ball and place over the sensitive tooth. The bread helps to plug any tooth decay you may have, thereby helping to minimize pain until you get to your dental appointment.