How To Relieve A Toothache
Relieve a Toothache. Limit the pain of this common complaint! Learn five ways to ease the suffering before you reach the dentists chair. Eases the pain with simple steps.
You Will Need
- clove oil
- cotton wool
- 1 bottle with hot water
Step 1: Clean mouth and teeth
Wash your mouth with water or mouth wash to get food and sugar out and clean other teeth with tooth paste, as much as the pain allows.
Step 2: Painkillers
Painkillers recommended by your doctor or dentist may help to reduce the pain.
Step 3: Make yourself comfortable
Try lying down, if this is uncomfortable then sit more upright using pillows.
Step 4: Apply a hot water bottle
Try easing the tooth ache with a hot water bottle wrapped in a towel and held where the pain can be felt.
Step 5: Clove oil
Try soaking a bit of cotton wool in clove oil and holding it against the painful tooth. This may help to ease the pain temporarily as well as plug the cavity.
Step 6: See your dentist
Remember tooth ache is a sign of tooth decay or infection, both of which will need a dentist ASAP.