A tooth ache can cause pain beyond your wildest imagination. I remember spending night crying on my mum’s shoulders when I was a child and most of my memories of summer vacations are linked to the dentist. Though there are several remedies that you can use to reduce the effect of the toothache; eventually you need to see a dentist to get proper care and medical help to ensure that you do not lose the tooth.
Sometimes the toothache is caused when food gets caught between the teeth. The best way to take care of the toothache in this case is to brush your teeth and then rinse it with a mouth wash. If the pain still persists then you must use a cold compress on the side that is in pain. The cold sensation causes a natural numbing sensation naturally and reduces the pain. If you do not get any relief from the cold compress then you can try a hot compress; however you risk the chance of causing the tooth to bleed.
Acupressure can help to relieve the pain in your tooth. Place an ice cube on the web of your finger between your thumb and your index finger on the side where you experience the pain. So if your tooth on the left side is causing you the pain you must place the ice cube on the left hand. Keep the ice cube for a few minutes and then remove the ice cube and press the part of the finger in order to get relief.
Another way to get relief from the toothache is to raw potatoes. Peel the raw potato and cut it into fine slices to make sure that they fit well into your mouth. If the potatoes are not chilled then refrigerate the slices for a few minutes. The raw cold slices will soak any poison that has formed as a result of the decaying tooth and reduce the pain almost instantly.
A healthy diet is extremely vital to maintain healthy oral hygiene. You must make sure that you eat a balanced diet that contains of raw vegetables and plenty of fiber rich foods on order to remove plaque from your teeth. Eating raw foods will help to ease the pain and discomfort that you experience due to tooth decay.