Common Pain Relievers for Tooth Pain

A toothache is one of the most devastating pains that you can ever experience. There are many oral ache relievers, and tooth pain remedies too. Some of them are natural and others are medicinal. However, some of them may take some time before they are fully effective or they may not work if a toothache is severe.

Toothache Home Remedies:

There are some home remedies that may work rapidly, but others work over a certain time frame. Here are some of the tooth pain remedies.

Ice:

The ice is known to numb the area where a toothache is, thereby it relieves the pain. Medical researchers have revealed that ice impedes the pain signals that exist in the brain. For effective use, rub the ice on the area that the painful pain is situated, this includes the gums. In addition, you might opt to soak a cotton ball in ice and use it to dab or place it on the tooth or gums. Furthermore, you can opt to place a frozen pack of vegetables on the side that the tooth that is paining is located.

Salty Water:

Salty water is normally used to clean various infections. In addition to this, it may provide temporary relief from a toothache. Moreover, when you rinse your mouth severally with warm salty water, it may also decrease the swelling in your gums that often accompanies tooth pain.

Hot packs:

Just like ice, hot packs may also relieve toothaches and the gum swellings that may accompany it. Apply the hot pack on the jaw side that the tooth that is paining you is located. This will assist in temporarily alleviating a toothache.

Peppermint Tea Bags:

These tea bags are known to have numbing capabilities that can relieve tooth pain for a considerable period of time. Apply the peppermint tea bag directly on the tooth or the gum to achieve maximum results.

Acupressure:

Acupressure is used to relieve toothaches in various places around the world. This is because it leads your body to discharge endorphins. These are feel-good chemicals in the body which naturally assist in alleviating dental pain.

Toothache gels:

The main ingredient in toothache gels that are currently in the market is benzocaine. These gels can be purchased over the counter. Benzocaine is rubbed on the paining tooth and surrounding gums and it acts as a numbing agent. Consequently, the area ends up being numb and automatically relieves the pain over time.

Painkillers:

Over the counter, painkillers may alleviate toothaches. However, there are different categories that exist and some may not act fast. Painkillers that contain Ibuprofen, such as Motrin IB, generic versions, and Advil relieve dental pain. In addition to this, painkillers that contain Naproxen Sodium such as Generic versions and Aleve also halt tooth pain. Furthermore, you can use Acetaminophen despite the fact that it will only relieve the pain, but not the inflammation. These drugs are some of the strongest painkillers and they contain anti-inflammatory agents that don’t contain steroids. Consequently, they alleviate the pain and decrease the inflammation in the gums.

Any kind of a toothache may signal that the tooth has a problem. Some of the issues that might cause dental pain include a tooth that has an abscess, tooth decay, a fractured tooth, infected gums, and a tooth filling that is damaged among others. The above remedies only temporarily relieve the pain but they don’t cure it completely. Therefore, after practicing them you should visit the dentist as soon as possible. If you delay you risk losing a tooth entirely or having a severe bacterial infection, which may spread from your oral cavity to the rest of your body.

 

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