Toothache and Tooth Care: Stopping the Pain



Everyone out there at some point in time, will experience the pain of a toothache. Toothaches cause discomfort and irritation. Even though you may have had dental work in the past and follow proper hygiene, toothaches can happen at any time.  Although it can be a nuisance, there are ways to get relief through natural herbal remedies or pharmaceuticals.


If you plan to use herbs, you should use them in solution form, as the alcohol content will disinfect the area, and help to reduce the inflammation and kill the infection.  Once you have the solution, you should use roughly a teaspoon of it and gently rinse your mouth out.  Once you have help it in your mouth a minute or so, you should either swallow it or spit it out.  Tinctures are natural remedies that use herbs and alcohol to massage the affected area and stop the pain by numbing the nerves of the tooth that is causing you so much pain.


If you prefer to use medicine, another way to stop the pain is to use Tylenol or Aspirin.  If you are going this route, you should use tablets that dissolve.  Simply take the tablet and put it in your mouth, then use your tongue to hold it against your tooth.  The Aspirin or Tylenol will start to dissolve and work its way into your nerve and stop the pain.  This is a very effective way to stop the pain.


If you are experiencing a toothache, after you subside the pain with whatever remedy you so choose, seek help from your dentist. This is the best way and most effective to stop the pain. Keep in mind that if the problem is an infection, you’ll need to use antibiotics until the infection is gone.  Once the infection is gone, the dentist will be able to proceed with treatment.  Most toothaches are the result of a cavity, which will need to be filled.  Anytime you start to experience a toothache you should get it treated.  If you aren’t able to make it to the dentist, simply use a Motrin or an herbal remedy that will give you relief from the pain until you can get to the dentist and get the problem taken care of.

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