How to treat severe tooth pain
If you are like most individuals you have suffered from a toothache at least once in your life. Many know from personal experience how painful it can be. Obviously if you are looking up on how to treat severe tooth pain it would be to go to a dentist. If going to a dentist immediately is not possible due to them being booked or because of the fees you will want to try some home remedies immediately. There are a few different ways to treat a toothache depending on which tooth it is and how bad the pain is.
If your tooth pain occurred while you were eating or drinking it’s possible that if you stop eating it will allow your pain to go away. Often our teeth are sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks so avoiding them all together for a period of time would be a good start. Once you have stopped eating and if the pain is still there you may want to consider either a warm or cold pack to help give your tooth pain a numbing effect. If the pain is minor this can often help to solve it.
If not you can choose to use one of the many tooth pain medications that are available on the market today. They come be purchased in different forms including gel, capsule or liquid. For the gel or liquid you should squirt just a dab on either your finger tip or q-tip and then apply it to the area that hurts. You can usually use this every few hours until the pain subsides. For liquid tooth pain medication you should use a cotton ball to apply it to the areas that hurt. All three will help to numb them giving you pain relief for a short period of time.
In addition to the tooth pain medication many people take over the counter pain medication such as aspirin for their pain. If you are not used to taking this type of medication you may want to consult a doctor before doing so.
If you are not quite to the point where you are ready to use medication you can try gargling warm salt water. Many times after a tooth has been extracted the dentist will often recommend that you gargle salt water. This can often help with the pain and will wash out anything that may be stuck inside the tooth causing the pain. If this is the case the pain should improve once the particle has been removed. Again this is where food often comes into play. You may have eaten something sharp or crunchy and somehow managed to work its way into your teeth and gums.
If you have tried all of these suggestions and you are still in pain you should consult a dentist as soon as possible. If your dentist isn’t available immediately you should look in your area for emergency dental clinics. Most big cities have one and they are often open at night until late or on the weekends.