What to do against toothache?
Having a toothache is never very pleasant and can contribute to ruining the most beautiful of days. Thus, there are different tips and remedies to reduce the pain while waiting for your visit to the dentist.
We therefore offer you 10 grandmother’s tips and remedies that have been proven against toothache.
Gargle the affected area
This is a tried and true home remedy for toothache. Just boil 2 glasses of water with 2 tablespoons of vinegar and a tablespoon of coarse salt. Rinse your mouth with this solution and the sore will go away. This homemade recipe with vinegar and salt works really well against toothache.
Take two ibuprofen tablets
Ibuprofen is available over the counter but can be found behind the pharmacist’s counter. You must therefore ask him for it because he must indicate that you are taking this medication in your file. If your tooth is not too bad, two tablets should do you the greatest good and therefore temporarily relieve your toothache.
Massage the gum with clove
Put two drops of clove essential oil on your finger and massage the gum and the affected tooth for 2 to 3 minutes. It is very effective but should not be repeated more than twice a day because the clove oil could prove to be toxic.
It is better to seek the advice of a health professional before applying clove essential oil to the gums.
A mouthwash with coarse salt
Gargling the affected area with water containing coarse salt for 3 minutes helps to disinfect the area and relieve pain. Salty mouthwash remains an excellent remedy for toothache.
A topical pain reliever for toothache
Applying an Orajel-type pain reliever will relieve your toothache for a few hours. However, be careful not to overdo it because, like clove oil, a dental pain reliever can be harmful if taken in too large a quantity.
It is a temporary treatment, if you have a toothache, do not wait and make an appointment with your dentist to quickly solve the problem in your mouth.
Ice cream for a toothache
Although many people apply heat when the toothache is felt, dentists recommend applying ice instead, as the heat would only have a temporary effect and would aggravate the pain in the long term.
Seal the tooth cavity with chewing gum
If the pain is due to a fallen filling, plug the cavity left by the loss of the filling with a sugar-free chewing gum obviously while waiting to see the dentist. In this case, it is the presence of air in the cavity that causes the pain, so it is important to remedy this to stop the pain in the tooth as quickly as possible.
Apply fir gum
Apply a good amount of fir gum to the tooth that hurts. The analgesic properties of fir will reduce your pain. Another really effective home remedy for toothache.
Put a drop of pastis on the tooth
Applying a drop of pastis that is left to act on the tooth will numb the pain caused by an abscess or neuralgia. Very effective against toothache.
Camphor is one of the substances that best relieves toothache. Place a cotton ball soaked in either camphor alcohol or a small piece of camphor on the tooth and the pain will disappear for a few hours. This is a temporary solution of course!
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