How Do I Cure My Toothache?
Nearly since the beginning of civilisation humans have been searching for ways to treat the toothache. Treatments have included everything from chewing on plants to completely removing the tooth.
South Adelaide dentist Dr Stephen Dunstone offers these tips for you to find relief at home.
Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of factors. The reason your tooth hurts will determine which method helps it feel better.
Try to identify some possible factors:
Do you have a history of tooth sensitivity?
Can you see any lost fillings or chips in your tooth?
Do the gums around your tooth look inflamed?
Dental pain can be due to something like worn enamel or gingivitis or bigger problems such as abscesses. Take note of the times when your tooth hurts the most and try to identify specific pain triggers.
Simple Home Remedies for a Toothache
– Numb your tooth with clove oil
– Use an oral anaesthetic gel
– Swish with warm salt water to bring down swelling
– Take a painkiller like Ibuprofen or Paracetamol
– Ice the sore spot from outside your mouth (ice directly on a sore tooth will make it more sensitive)
– Rinse with hydrogen peroxide to rinse out bacteria in an infected area
– Treat sensitive patches with a desensitising toothpaste
Most of these treatments are simply temporary fixes. You’ll eventually need to visit Dr Dunstone to make sure there is nothing too serious going on with your tooth.
When All Else Fails
If your tooth pain is persistent despite your best efforts, then you need to have it examined by a professional. Whatever you do, never ignore dental pain!
Dr Dunstone invites you to visit him at South Beach Dental. Even if you think your tooth is feeling much better, it’s best to have it completely examined. There’s no other way that you can find out for sure what’s going on with your tooth.
Schedule your consultation today by calling our office on 08 8384 4872 or click here to contact us.