Stopping Toothache Pain
At one time or another most people have experienced a toothache. The pain from a toothache can be severe and may feel like some of the worst pain you may have had to endure. A history of previous dental work and good oral hygiene may be no guarantee that a toothache will not occur. Although a toothache is quite painful, there are several things you can do to alleviate that pain, including pharmaceuticals or natural herbal remedies.
If you use an herbal remedy, it may be wise to use it in tincture form. Tinctures are created using alcohol and herbs and will numb and massage the area that is causing you pain. The alcohol used in the tincture helps to reduce inflammation and infection by disinfecting the area. Use approximately a teaspoon of the tincture to rinse out your mouth for about a minute and then you may either spit it out or swallow it.
Although treating the pain associated with a toothache may provide you with some relief, it will only be temporary relief. It is advisable to visit a dentist to determine what is causing the toothache, otherwise you may develop more serious problems. You may need to treat the pain before visiting the dentist, however, if it occurs on a weekend or holiday.
If you experience a toothache, it is advisable to visit a dentist as soon as possible. The longer you wait to seek professional help, the greater the chance that the infection may spread and cause more serious dental problems. The dentist will fill any cavities you have and extract any severely damaged or dying teeth. If treated early enough, your dentist may be able to perform a root canal and save your tooth.
Many people use a pharmaceutical treatment such as Anbesol to ease tooth ache pain. These are topical treatments that numb the affected area when applied. These products work immediately, but do not treat any infection that may be present. As stated earlier, the infection may spread if left untreated or the tooth may be dying.
Pain relievers such as Aspirin or Tylenol may also help to alleviate toothache pain. If you decide to use one of these products, it is advisable to use tablets that dissolve easily. Place the tablet in your mouth and hold it against the affected tooth using your tongue. Once the pill starts to dissolve the medication will absorb through the gums and into the nerve, thus easing the pain. This method can be very effective although the dissolved tablet may leave a horrible taste in your mouth.
The most effective way to ease a toothache is to see your dentist and repair the damage. This may prevent future dental problems associated with that particular area. If infection is present, the dentist will prescribe antibiotics to eliminate the infection before treating the problem. Many toothaches are caused by a cavity, which the dentist will need to fill. Keep in mind that seeking treatment as soon as a toothache occurs may prevent more serious issues. If you are unable to see a dentist immediately, any of the treatments mentioned previously will help to reduce the pain until you can obtain professional help.
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