How to stop a toothache fast at home?

How to stop a toothache fast at home

How to stop a toothache fast at home?

16 scientifically proven ways to stop a toothache fast at home

1- Use an icepack, wrap an ice pack or a gel-icepack with a piece of cloth, and apply it to the area of discomfort, hold it over your cheek where it hurts for a few minutes to ease the oral discomfort

2- Bite on a clove to relieve toothache

3- Use OTC pain relievers to relieve the pain of toothache, like aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Midol, or Motrin), TORADOL (ketorolac tromethamine), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or naproxen sodium (Aleve, or Naprosyn). Taking two Advils and 1 Extra-Strength Tylenol together can help relieve a throbbing tooth pain

4- Rinse your mouth with warm saltwater to get rid of toothache, mix half a teaspoon of table salt into 8 ounces of water and swish a sip of it around in your mouth for about 60 seconds, then spit it out and repeat this four times.

5- Apply a local anesthetic, apply an over-the-counter benzocaine gel to the affected tooth up to 4 times daily, or use Cetacaine® (benzocaine, tetracaine, butyl aminobenzoate), a topical application spray, apply it on 2 to 3 teeth at a time, reapply until pain is controlled without exceeding 0.4ml. Alternatively, use an oral anesthetic that can be applied directly to your teeth, like Orajel™ and ANBESOL® Liquid, use a piece of cotton to apply the topical gel to the affected areas

6- Avoid crunchy, hard to eat foods

7- Eat soft foods, like smoothies, custards, gelatin, pudding, mashed potatoes and soups, as they don’t require much chewing. Eat soft foods that are easy to chew and swallow, like ripe bananas, milkshakes, applesauce, peach, pear, and apricot nectars, watermelon, yogurt, noodles, macaroni and cottage cheese.

8- Avoid drinking hot and cold beverages, because toothaches are sensitive to cold and hot temperatures. Avoid ice, soda, hot coffee, candy, tomatoes, and citrus fruits

9- Try Peppermint tea for its antioxidant and analgesic properties, to make peppermint tea simply put one teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves in a cup of boiling water, steep for 15 minutes, Let it cool down a bit, and then pour the tea into a teacup, swish a sip of the tea around in your mouth for about 60 seconds, then swallow or spit it out and repeat. Do this four times a day.

10- Rinse with hydrogen peroxide, add 1 teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide in half a cup of lukewarm water, mix, and swish it around in your mouth for about 30 seconds, spit it out, then wash your mouth with lukewarm water

11- Try gargling with arak or vodka

12- Try brushing gently with a soft bristled brush, and use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth, such as previDent® 5000 plus, colgate sensitive complete protection, and sensodyne

13- Try an acupressure technique, apply steady and firm pressure on the LI 4 acupressure point using the index finger and thumb for 1 minute, LI 4 is located located on the highest point of arc joining between the index finger and the thumb

14- Floss and brush your teeth to remove any trapped food particles

15- Pair aloe vera juice with pineapple juice (contains enzyme bromelain), add half a teaspoon of grounded ginger and half a teaspoon of turmeric, stir and drink

16- Try unsweetened green tea for its powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiseptic properties, to make green tea simply bring your water to a pre boil, then put three teaspoons of green tea powder or 9 grams of green tea leaves in the teapot (about 3 grams of green tea per cup or 1 teaspoon per cup of tea), when the bubbles start to form on the bottom of the teapot, remove from heat and allow to steep for 5 minutes, after it cools down to room temperature pour the tea into a mug, swish a sip of the tea around in your mouth for 2-3 minutes, then spit it out and repeat this two three time to relieve a toothache. Do this four times a day. Alternatively, use green tea as a mouth wash to treat dental infections, such as gingivitis.

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Verified by: Dr.Diab (August 5, 2018)

Citation: Dr.Diab. (August 5, 2018). How to stop a toothache fast at home?. Medcoi Journal of Medicine, 3(2). urn:medcoi:article20183.

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