A toothache can send you running for the hills and yelling in desperation. Gum problems, tooth decays and cavities are the common causes for toothaches while hot and cold create havoc in your life. Toothaches are no fun and you will try just about anything to get rid of it. A few home remedies will be able to do the trick.
Firstly when experiencing pain do not gargle your mouth as the pressure of the water may cause more pain. Rinse your mouth gently with warm water. Add a few drops of clove oil to your gargle water.
Floss the decaying tooth gently to get rid of any food particles that may be logged into it.
Placing an ice pack on your face eases the pain while taking care of the aching nerves.
When you have a toothache the nerves from your jaw till your head begin to ache. The wind can also cause havoc on your tooth so I would recommend putting cotton balls in your ears or covering your ears with a scarf.
If the pain is severe then you can pop a few pain killers and over the counter drugs. Never make the mistake of placing pieces of pills in the cavities as you can cause severe nerve damage by doing so.
If you feel no relief then you must call your dentist immediately. If the toothache is coupled with fever or lasts longer than a day then it could lead to things more serious than just a toothache and hence you must visit the dentist immediately.
If the cavity is severe and causes unbearable pain then use a toothpick to clean the tooth and place cotton soaked in clove oil in the tooth.
The key to a flawless set of teeth is to brush and floss regularly and visit your dentist every 6 months for an oral check up.