Tooth Pain Relief

Tooth pain

A toothache is a painful annoyance, especially at night. Getting a toothache at night can make falling asleep or staying asleep very difficult.

However, there are a number of remedies that may help people find relief and get to sleep, keep reading to learn about 9 home remedies for tooth pain relief.

Natural remedies for Tooth Pain.

1-Saltwater rinses

Mix 1/2 teaspoon (tsp) of salt into a glass of warm water and use it as a mouthwash.
Saltwater cleanses and numbs your teeth, as It helps break down food particles that may be stuck between your teeth and heals mouth wounds.

2. Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide helps relieve your tooth pain and kills bacteria inside your mouth mix only 3% hydrogen peroxide with water, be careful, Don’t swallow it.

3.Cold compresses

Place an ice pack wrapped in a towel on the affected place for 20 minutes. You can repeat this process several times. When you put compresses on the affected area, the blood vessels constrict, which reduces the pain and makes you feel comfortable.

4.Peppermint tea bags

Peppermint tea bags are used to relieve toothaches and soothe sensitive gums.

Put a mint tea bag in the freezer for a few minutes, then place the bag on your tooth, you will feel the pain numb.

6. Clove

Eugenol, which is one of the main compounds in cloves, can reduce tooth pain. The results of a 2015 clinical trial indicated that people who applied eugenol to their gums and socket after having a tooth extracted had less pain and inflammation during healing.

Eugenol acts as an analgesic, which means that it numbs the area. To use clove for a toothache, soak ground cloves in water to make a paste. Then, apply the paste to the tooth.

Alternatively, gently chewing or sucking on a single clove and then allowing it to sit near the painful tooth may help relieve pain. This is not a suitable remedy for kids, Single cloves can be spiky and painful if a kid swallows them.

7.Guava leaves:

It can help heal mouth wounds and can be used as an anti-inflammatory.

Chew guava leaves, or make a mouthwash by adding ground guava leaves to boiling water.

Other Natural Remedies for Tooth Pain

  • Mango bark
  • Wheatgrass
  • Pear seed and bark
  • Sweet potato leaves
  • Sunflower leaves
  • Thyme
  • Tobacco leaves
  • Vanilla extract

 Medical Remedies for Tooth Pain

1. Oral pain medication

Share on PinterestTaking over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) is a quick, simple way for many people to effectively reduce mild-to-moderate toothaches.

Always stay within the recommended dosage on the packaging.

If the toothache is severe, it is best to see a dentist and speak to them about stronger pain relievers.

2.Medicated ointments

Some medicated ointments may also help reduce toothache pain. OTC numbing gels and ointments that contain ingredients such as benzocaine may numb the area, However, benzocaine is not suitable for use by young children.

What are the Causes of Tooth Pain?

Common causes of toothaches include:

  • Tooth decay. When bacteria cause tooth decay, the nerves in your teeth may be exposed, causing pain
  •  Cavities occur when acids and bacteria break through the enamel and eat away at the delicate tissues inside the tooth. This can expose the nerve, causing mild-to-severe pain.
  • Sinus infections may also cause toothache in some people. This symptom occurs as the infection drains from the head. Symptoms such as pain and pressure from the infection may hurt more at night.
  • Losing a filling. If you lose a filling, the nerve inside the tooth may be exposed.
  • Abscessed, sometimes called a dental abscess, this condition is described as a pocket of pus in the tooth.
  • Other potential causes for a toothache include:
  1.  Wisdom tooth or adult tooth coming in
  2. Food stuck in the teeth or gums
  3. Grinding the teeth at night
  4. Gum disease
  5. Mouth or jaw injury.

Why do our teeth hurt more at night than during the day?

Toothaches can be painful in the day, but it gets more painful at night
One reason that this may occur is that when a person is lying down, blood rushes to the head. This extra blood in the area may increase the pain and pressure that people feel from a toothache, so keep your head elevated to reduce the blood level in the head and thus reduce pain.
Another reason why many aches feel worse at night is that there are fewer distractions. With little else to focus on but the toothache, a person may find it difficult to fall asleep.
People with a toothache at night should see a dentist as soon as possible. Any home remedies are only for temporary relief, ignoring the signs of tooth decay, such as an aching tooth, may lead to more serious issues, including abscesses, gum disease, and tooth loss.


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