10 Jun

The Best DIY Ideas to Relieve Tooth Pain

You never want to procrastinate on receiving dental care when you’re facing a serious issue like a cavity, loose filling, cracked tooth, or abscess, but it’s possible that you might not be able to make an appointment right away. While you wait to see your dentist and receive professional treatment, these home remedies can help you alleviate your tooth pain naturally.

Use Essential Oils

If you’ve never used essential oils before, prepare to be blown away by their sheer power and versatility. Essential oils are extracted from plants, flowers, trees, and other botanicals, then bottled and used in very small, concentrated amounts. Clove essential oil makes an excellent oral remedy because it can actually numb the nerves in your mouth with its primary chemical compound, eugenol. Try adding two drops of clove oil into water and swishing it in your mouth, or place a few drops onto a cotton ball and hold it against the painful tooth. The natural anesthetic action will help to diminish your pain.

Rinse With Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide and cheap and plentiful, and it turns out that it can provide temporary relief for tooth pain that is related to infection. If you have a fever or a foul taste in your mouth, you are likely coping with an infection inside your mouth. Swishing with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide will temporarily alleviate your symptoms. Just be sure to only rinse with it, then rinse with water repeatedly.

Apply Ice

This home remedy isn’t rocket science, but it’s still important to remember. Ice can squelch inflammation, and many toothaches are a result of uncontrolled inflammation. Simply wrap ice cubes or an ice pack with a thin cloth and apply it on your cheek or directly over your painful tooth for 15 minutes.

Of course, you don’t want to wait to seek quality dental care, so call (727) 321-4464 to make an appointment at Obrochta Center for Dental Health in St. Petersburg as soon as possible. Dr. Stephen Obrochta is a highly-trained dental specialist who will identify the cause of your toothache and provide you with a gentle and effective treatment to resolve your pain and restore your mouth to full health once again.  

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