When one is having a tooth ache, it does not necessarily mean that it’s from one cause alone. It can be because of gum inflammation, a dislodged filling, cavity, or a cracked tooth that causes so much pain. Cavity is the common culprit when it comes to toothaches, and it comes lurking when the person consumes something rich in carbohydrates. Tooth pain does not only come when you eat something with high content of sugar; one can experience mild pain when he or she eats something too cold or hot. Although mild, they could still feel the pain from their teeth. It will eventually wear off, but depending upon the circumstances in which for example, the cavity has already drilled a hole in your teeth or has made its way to decay it, the mild pain might not go away. In fact, they might reach the nerve of your tooth, giving you more pain to experience and more problems to deal it when it affects the neighboring tooth.
There are remedies that can help soothe cracked tooth pain until you come into your dentist’s doorstep:
- Rinse your mouth with warm water. With this technique, it will help loosen an food particle that got stuck in your teeth that may be causing pain. Use dental floss or water-irrigating device to further clean your teeth.
- Put cloves on the aching area. Hold it there like you’re chewing and allow the hard, seed-like cloves to soak in your saliva for a few minutes to soften them up, and then gently nibble on them. The oil from the clove soothes the aching tooth, relieving you of your pain. Allow it to be there in your mouth until the pain subsides. You can continue this treatment until you are available to see your dentist.
- Use ointment such as Ansebol of Orajel. They are created to numb the mouth, easing it from its pain. Be sure to follow the directions on the label.
- Gargle warm salt water solution. Prepare the solution by mixing a teaspoon of salt into an eight-ounce glass of water and gargle the solution from 10 to 30 seconds until the glass empties.
- Drink a 325 milligrams of aspirin tablet for every six hours to reduce the pain of gum inflammation.
- Take in 200 milligrams of ibuprofen (motrin) every four hours.
- Wrap ice on a towel and press it to your cheek or any area where the infected tooth is aching. Every hour, do this for 15 to 20 minutes. Using this method, it will help calm the pain, reduce the swelling and relieve agitated nerve endings in your tooth.
- Take 500 milligrams of calcium to 200-300 milligrams of magnesium at the first signs of toothache. Check with your doctor if you are allergic to magnesium or if you have any kidney or heart problems.
- Sip chamomile or Echinacea tea. Prepare the chamomile tea by putting in two tablespoons of dried chamomile flowers to two cups of boiling water and steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink as needed to help ease the cracked tooth pain.