3 Ways to Calm Down a Toothache
Toothaches can be tremendously painful, and knowing how to soothe one can be tremendously helpful until you reach a doctor
If you are among those who have been unlucky enough to experience a toothache, you definitely know how painful it can be. The pain you feel in your jaw and teeth seems to make everything else hurt in your body.
Moreover, they have a talent of appearing in the worst possible times, especially when the doctor’s office is closed.
But how do toothaches appear in the first place? After all, our teeth are strong enough, right? Well, they happen when the central part of the tooth (the pulp) becomes inflamed. This inflammation can be caused by various reasons such as cavities, trauma and infection.
Knowing what to do until you reach your dentist is very important, which is why we believe the following might help:
This is believed to be among the best ways to soothe a toothache. Mix ¼ to ½ tsp. of salt in a glass with warm water and gargle it for 10 seconds, spit it out and repeat. This process will help kill the bacteria in the area and reduce the pressure on the nerve endings. However, make sure you don’t swallow the water!
Clove oil is also known as Eugenol and is a common ingredient that can be found in dental products. Thanks to their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antioxidant properties, cloves can help ease tooth pain and fight infection.
Mix 2-3 drops with olive oil and apply the mixture on the sore tooth. You can also use a cotton ball and rub it on the affected area.
Alcohol is a solution for many problems such as heart break, sadness and yes, toothaches! Alcohol is an antiseptic and an astringent so it can help ease the pain. Swoosh a bit of whiskey, scotch or vodka and let it do its thing. You can also dab a cotton ball in it and apply it on the area.
So, until you reach the doctor’s office, try one of these homemade remedies to alleviate the pain.