Toothaches are always an inconvenient pain in the mouth. The pain of a toothache can range from a throbbing to a steady pain. Whatever the intensity of the pain, you will not be a happy person; eating, talking and drinking can be difficult to do.
What causes a toothache? The main cause is your diet. When you eat foods that have sugar in it, it breaks into acid and leave3s bacteria in your mouth. If left on the tooth for some time, the sugar starts to decay your tooth. If you have a cavity, it should be taken care of. If it continues to get bigger, it will get down in the root. Then you have to pay more money to get a root canal. Not only that but your tooth will be throbbing when you could have avoided the pain altogether.
You also will feel pain when one of your teeth becomes infected. This pain is different than if you have a cavity. Rather than a throbbing pain, it will be a steady one.
Here is the bad news: A toothache can happen at any time. You can be sleeping solidly and the pain will wake you right up. Here is more bad news: The chances of getting to the dentist when the pain starts is slim to none. You may have to wait a few days to get seen. Now here is the good news: there are different home remedies to can do to suppress the pain until you can get to the dentist.
A few months ago, I had an infected tooth. In my opinion, the pain was unbearable. About a month before I had a broken tooth pulled. Before I got this done, I would have a throbbing pain once in a while. A little Motrin and Anbesol took care of the problem. The pain from the infected tooth was not as severe as the broken tooth. However, the pain was steady and no matter what I did, the pain did not go away. I was miserable until a co-worker told me what to do. All I had to do was mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Then I swished this mixture around in my mouth. This did the trick! I was no longer in pain. The next few days went smoothly until I got in to see the dentist.
Vanilla is not just for making cookies. Put a few drops of this baking necessity on the tooth that is hurting you. Watch the pain melt away.
Heat and ice are also excellent remedies for toothache pain. Take a heating pad and set it on a warm setting. Place it on the side of the face that your toothache is on. You can also do this with an icepack. Also, take an ice cube and put it directly on your tooth. This freezes the area and eliminates the pain.
Make a paste of crushed onion, garlic are both if you think your toothache is caused by an infection. Both of these vegetables have antibacterial properties that can fight bacteria.
You can also buy clove oil from a health food store. This has analgesic properties that can reduce the pain. Cover a cotton ball with the oil and bite down on it. While the clove oil is an excellent pain reliever, it also fights bacteria and infections as well.
The best home remedy is prevention. This not only keeps you safe from the pain of toothaches, it saves you money when you do not have to make extra trips to the dentist. You must practice good oral hygiene. Brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and just before you go to bed. Floss your teeth every time you brush; make sure you get under the gum line. After you brush and floss, use a fluoride rinse such as Act. Make sure you have enough calcium and Vitamin C in your diet. Avoid foods that have sugar. Visit the dentist every six months to get your teeth cleaned. If you dentist spots any problems, get them fixed before they turn into a more costly issue.
The above remedies are to make your life easier. However, you still need to make that appointment with your dentist. He will know what is causing your toothache pain and what needs to be done to make it go away for good. When I had that infected tooth pulled, I found out that I had a more serious condition called periodontal disease. This, if I did not get treated, could have caused plaque buildup in my arteries. The salt water rinse I used saved me from pain. However, my dentist saved my heart.