When we eat certain foods or drinks, we may experience discomfort, especially if we have sensitive teeth or if we have a cavity, and the purpose of this post is to assist reduce some of the pain before going to the dentist.
Please note that this is just for emergencies; if you are experiencing tooth discomfort, please visit the clinic immediately and request the assistance of a dentist.
Toothaches are a common dental disease with a variety of causes, including cavities, tooth irritation, dental abscess, tooth infection, and so on.
Before going to the dentist, try the following to get some relief from your toothache.
1. Hydrogen peroxide rinse: one of the first things to do is rinse your mouth, and one of the best things to use is hydrogen peroxide, which is a natural antiseptic that destroys germs in the mouth and decreases plaque on the gums.
Mix some peroxide with water and swish it about your mouth for a few minutes before spitting it out.
If you don’t have a bottle of this on hand, saltwater will suffice. Simply dissolve some salt in warm water and rinse your mouth for a few minutes before spitting out.
As needed, repeat the action.
2. Over-the-counter pain relievers: You can acquire any pain reliever from the pharmacy, such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or as prescribed by the pharmacist.
You can also get numbing gels, such as anesthetic drops, or sprays, such as oragel, that can be applied directly to the painful area. Because most anesthetic drops have a numbing effect, this will numb the area and reduce the pain.
3. Baking soda: yeah, this is used for baking, but it can also aid with moderate toothaches by neutralizing acidic conditions and killing bacteria.
Simply make a paste of it by mixing water with a little baking soda and rubbing it on the affected area’s gums for a few minutes, and you should feel some relief.
Brush twice a day, floss once a day, and don’t forget to see your dentist on a regular basis.