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Waking up to a sudden tooth ache in the middle of the night can be a terrible ordeal. The dental clinics are closed and you have no option but to bare the pain. However, you are far from helpless. Home remedies can be an effective way to either temporarily deal with the pain or even solve the problem.
So here are home remedies that can help alleviate your tooth ache.
Apply Clove Oil
Clove oil is a home remedy that is quite effective against a painful tooth ache. The oil contains anesthetic and anti-bacterial properties. Soak a cotton ball with clove oil and apply it on the aching tooth.
If you don't have clove oil, a clove itself would work as a substitute.
Clean your Teeth
The pain may be caused by food particles stuck in your mouth. Try brushing your teeth. Gently brush the area where you have the tooth ache. You can try flossing, which is a very effective way to remove food particles that are stuck in the gaps between your teeth. Mouth wash is another option to clean your mouth.
Warm Salt Water
Use warm salt water to rinse your mouth while providing relief to the pain. Salt contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that can help remedy the situation.
Applying ice will help numb the pain to a bearable level. Don't apply the ice directly to your skin. Hold the ice on the cheek side that is giving the pain. Ensure you wrap it around a cloth or tissue. If you don't have ice cubes, then you can use frozen food products like peas or corn packets.
If the pain is caused because of a broken tooth, make sure you keep the broken tooth. It is preferable to preserve it in milk. If you're able to go to the dentist by at least the next day, he will be able re-attach it to your gums.
Sleep it Off
If all else fails, its best to try and sleep off the pain. Sleep through the night and the first thing in the morning, the next day, get an appointment at the dentist.
A tooth ache is an indication that you have a cavity that needs to be treated. Get in touch with Emergency Dental and have an appointment set up immediately. We will identify the cause of the tooth ache and take the necessary steps to solve it. The longer you wait, the more damage your tooth will experience.
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Dr. Alexander Yeh and Dr. Iyad Al-Qishawi are registered general dentists. They graduated in the same class at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Dentistry.
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