If you have ever had a toothache, you know that it is not for the faint of heart. Toothaches are usually accompanied by a dull, nagging sensation that would make even the most brutish of men, quiver in anxiety and fear. After all, no one wants to go to the dentist. It is strangely sanitary and those drilling apparatuses are nothing you want near your mouth. However, if at any point you experience ascension into sheer, unadulterated pain, you must visit your dentist right away. In the meantime, you can follow these steps in relieving your pain.
1. Numb Your Toothache
Since toothaches are inhibitors of eating, sleeping, thinking, and overall existence, you want to start as soon as possible with a remedy. You will want to numb your toothache with either hot or cold substances. This does not mean eating something spicy or going chomping down on some ice, it literally means applying a hot or cold compress onto your jaw. Try wrapping ice or a hot pack in a towel and placing it on your face proportional to your tooth. Sipping broth or dissolving ice cream in your mouth can also be effective, but do it slowly as your tooth is highly sensitive. Remember, don’t eat anything that will exacerbate the problem. Keep it simple. If you are more of a naturalist, you probably have a bottle of tea tree oil or clove oil lying around. Try dabbing a couple of drops on and around you tooth. This will also act as a numbing agent and relieve some of that pulsating pain emanating throughout your whole cranial structure.
2. Aspirin and Orajel
If you have ever had a headache, chances are you will have some aspirin on hand. If your toothache is still present, try taking some aspirin to reduce the inflammation. You can even try crushing some in a little bit of water and applying it directly on the tooth. If this fails to work, you may want to invest in some oral analgesic to while away the hours before you can see your dentist. Orajel works wonders for numbing a better part of your face. Although, you may still feel that dulling pain that can continuously irritate if you focus on it too hard. You can try watching television or listening to music as effective distractions. If your pain is this severe, however, you should consider paying that extra money and making an emergency appointment.