How To Get Rid of a Toothache

By Subodh / August 23, 2011

Toothache is something that none of us want to experience and most of us have at one point. In fact, it seems that millions of people have trouble with toothaches every day and most of them experience excruciating pain that wakes them up in their sleep and keeps them up for the rest of the night. If you are one of them please stay with us and let us help with a couple of tips and tricks that can help you get rid of a toothache once and for all.

Causes

The most common causes for toothaches are clearly dental caries and gum infection, with severe dental caries being the most painful of all. If you have dental caries see your dentist immediately and have those dental caries fixed as soon as possible because otherwise you will constantly experience toothaches that can become very painful and can last for a lot of time until the nerve in your tooth is numbed by your body. Remember that a toothache can also be caused by sensitive teeth, gum disease and the appearance of wisdom teeth ripping through your gums. Now, depending on what type of pain you are experiencing, you should see a dentist at least to have your teeth checked.

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Treatment and pain management

Of course, if the toothache hits you in the middle of the night, there isn’t going to be a dentist around, so you have to manage the pain on your own. First of all, it would be very important to remember that painkillers usually work very well, but in some cases you are going to need very strong ones for them to do the job properly. In any case, remember not to abuse the painkillers because your stomach and the rest of your organs will not like it very much.

If the painkillers aren’t helping, having some cove oil around will certainly help a lot more and numb the nerve in that tooth. What you do with the cove oil is you put a little bit of it on the end of a cotton bud and place it gently over the aching tooth. This should allow a bit of cove oil in there and this usually helps a lot. If the pain comes back after a while, simply do this again.

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