Ouch! 3 Tips To Reduce Toothache Pain Until You Can Get To The Dentist

Posted on: 14 October 2016

Dental problems can cause some serious pain, especially if you've got an infection in one of your teeth. With quick treatment from the dentist, the infection can be cared for and the pain can be alleviated. Unfortunately, dental pain doesn't always come on when the dentist is available. If you've developed a toothache, and you've got no way to get to the dentist, you need quick relief from the pain. Luckily, pain relief is as close as your kitchen. Here are three natural ways to dull the pain of a toothache until you can get to the dentist.

Rinse with Salt Water

Tooth pain is usually caused by infection. One way to dull the pain is to take a bite out of the infection itself. You can do that by rinsing your mouth with salt water several times a day. Simply add about 2 teaspoons of salt to 8 ounces of warm water. Mix the solution up well to make sure that the salt is dissolved. Rinse your mouth with the solution. Repeat the process as often as necessary throughout the day.

Spice Things Up

If you've got a toothache, relief can be found inside your spice cabinet. There are a wide variety of spices that can be used to treat toothache pain.

Vanilla Extract

To reduce the pain of a toothache using vanilla extract, dip a cotton swab into the extract and apply a generous amount directly onto the tooth and gum. Repeat the application as needed throughout the day. You can also saturate a cotton ball and place it directly between the tooth and the side of your mouth. If you don't have vanilla extract in your spice cabinet, you can use any other type of extract to reduce the pain. 

Clove Oil

Clove oil is another excellent way to reduce toothache pain. Rub a generous amount of clove oil directly onto the tooth and gum. If you only have whole cloves, crush one or two cloves into a fine powder and combine it with about a teaspoon of olive oil. Soak a cotton ball in the solution and place it directly onto the affected tooth.

Go Hot and Cold

If toothache pain has you wincing in pain, go hot and cold. First, apply a hot compress to your jaw. Leave the compress in place for about 15 minutes. Next, remove the hot compress and replace it with an ice pack. Leave the ice in place for another 15 minutes. Repeat the process several times a day.

For more tips on how to alleviate toothache pain until your appointment, talk to a dentist like Dr. Robert Petrtyl.