If you have a toothache, there are a few things you can try at home to finally relieve your pain, and those things are:
• Ice the area: Icing the area can relieve pain and numb the nerves. Put one or two ice cubes in a plastic bag and lay the ice on the aching area or outside the cheek that covers the tooth. Do not use a heating pack to sooth the tooth and do not eat or drink sweet foods and drinks if they increase your pain.
• Brush your teeth: Use a toothbrush that is perfect for sensitive teeth. Brush near and around the tooth that is hurting. You can also try flossing to free any excess food particles that might be stuck.
• Swish salt water: When you swish salt water, the affected area is cleansed and the liquid is drawn out of the gums to reduce the swelling. Put a teaspoon of salt in a cup of water and swish it around in your mouth for about 30 seconds. After the time is up, spit the salt water into the sink and repeat the process until your tooth is feeling better.
• Use clove oil: Clove oil is known to relive toothaches and provide comfort. Just pour clove oil on a cloth, gauze pad, or cotton ball and rub your tooth with it.
• Use vanilla extract: Like clove oil, vanilla extract is known to sooth toothaches and provide a calming feeling. Pour the liquid on a cloth-like material and rub your tooth until the pain decreases.
If these home remedies are unsuccessful in soothing your toothache, you might have a larger problem, like tooth decay or a tooth injury, and we invite you to call our office today so we can give you the treatment you need. We care about you and your oral health, and we are here to do everything we can to give you the comfort you deserve!