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Tooth Pain Relief

So, you have a throbbing toothache that won’t quit, but you aren’t able to see your dentist right away. How can you find some quick relief to numb the pain until your next dental appointment? Thankfully, there’s no need to suffer with tooth pain between your visits to the dental office. In fact, you probably already have many home remedies for tooth pain lying around and you just didn’t realize it! First, it’s important to identify what might be causing your tooth pain, so that you can determine the best home remedy for your achy tooth.

    Common Causes of Tooth Pain

  • Tooth Infection or Decay Infections such as cavities can cause serious pain in your tooth area and the surrounding gum line. Additional symptoms including bad breath, gum swelling, and a strange taste in your mouth are indications that your tooth is infected.
  • Traumatic Tooth Injury Everyday actions like chewing on hard food or bumping your chin can lead to an injury to your tooth. In this event, you may notice that your tooth begins hurting right away and the pain can become worse as time goes on.
  • Home Remedies for Tooth Pain

    • Salt Water Rinse You might have heard of rinsing with salt water if your throat is sore, but did you know that the common table salt is also your first line of defense against any kind of tooth pain? Salt is a natural disinfectant and can help prevent bacteria from building up in the affected area. The small particles can also help loosen up any food that might be stuck between your teeth, causing additional pain for your gums.
    • Cold Compress This is most beneficial if you’ve experienced a traumatic injury to your tooth or jawline. By using a classic cold compress, you can reduce swelling in the injured area and prevent further inflammation. The cooling sensation forces the blood vessels to constrict, which lessens painful throbbing or aching.
    • Peppermint Tea Bags Yes, your favorite tea can also serve as a powerful pain killer for any type of toothache! Peppermint has been used in medicine for centuries, thanks to its ability to provide a numbing sensation for affected areas. You can take a dampened peppermint tea bag and use it as a compress to relieve painful aching in your gums or jaw.
    • Garlic Most people don’t associate garlic with dental hygiene, since it leaves behind some seriously bad breath. However, garlic is often used in medicine as a disinfectant and can quickly treat an infected tooth at home. Garlic kills bad bacteria, which is essential if you have a tooth infection. You can chew a clove of garlic in the affected area or mash it into a paste.

    There are numerous home remedies for tooth pain that can provide you with quick, effective relief. However, these remedies may be temporary and you should consult with your dentist as quickly as possible to get to the bottom of your toothache.

    Dr. Julie Liberman DDS of Great Neck Dental Care NY proudly serves patients of all ages in the Great Neck area, spanning New Hyde Park, Floral Park, Douglaston, Jericho, Roslyn, etc. Book your checkup today to see why you’re experiencing tooth pain.

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