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At-Home Toothache Remedies That Ease Pain Until You Get to the Dentist
Posted on 9/10/2019 by Crossroads Family Dentistry
Crossroads Family Dentistry offers emergency dental care when waiting to see a dentist is not an option. We'll get you in quickly if there's an emergency. Our dentists in Colorado Springs understand how difficult it can be to deal with a toothache. We offer fast, efficient emergency dental care for the entire family.
When to use Emergency DentalCare
Emergency dental care is a service that may be necessary when sudden, painful toothaches hinder you from doing the things that you need to get done. Call Crossroads Family Dentistry if you experience signs such as:
- Sharp tooth pain, feels like the tooth is being stabbed with a pointed object - Tooth inflammation, specifically around the gumline - Mouth pain - Throbbing pain, i.e., it feels like your tooth has a heartbeat
Some people also have additional symptoms along with their toothache, including difficulty swallowing, trouble breathing, foul-tasting discharge, and fevers and chills. These signs indicate a more serious dental issue that needs emergency treatment. Call your trusted dentists in Colorado Springs at Crossroads Family Dentistry in your time of need.
A Sign of Something More Serious
Toothaches and tooth pain is often a sign of a much bigger issue, such as tooth decay or gum disease. It is important to schedule an appointment with a Colorado Springs dentist at the first sign of tooth pain to determine the cause and get the appropriate treatment. Crossroads Family Dentistry offers extended hours for emergency dental treatment. Need toothache pain relief tips to help ease you over until you can get into our office? The following helpful pain relief techniques use natural remedies and work well for many people who experience toothaches and tooth pain. Most of the items needed are found in your pantry.
Salt & Hot Water
Salt and hot water are one of the most common pain relief techniques people use to ease toothaches. Salt draws out fluids from your gums that cause irritation, then reducing the aches and pains that you feel. Mix one tablespoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm to hot water. Rinse or gargle with the mixture, making sure to swish it around in your mouth a few times before spitting out. This is a safe solution that can be used multiple times if necessary.
Clove oil is sold at your local drug store and online. Although the taste isn't the best, it works for most any toothache, dissolving the pain instantly. Simply apply a few drops of the oil to the affected tooth and get instant pain relief that you want and need.
Try placing an ice compress over the tooth that is giving you problems. Ice will numb the area, which eliminates the pain.
Hydrogen peroxide may also help ease the aches and pains that you feel. Dilute in water or use alone, splash around in the mouth, and spit. It takes hydrogen peroxide only a few minutes to stop the pain.