If you are one of the thousands of individuals around the world who is currently or has suffered from a really bad toothache you know how stressful and painful it can be. The first thing to do when you are in pain is to contact your dentist as soon as possible. Unfortunately not all cities have an emergency dentist on call so if it’s the weekend or at night you may be out of luck. Also your dentist may be completely booked with no room for walk-ins and if this is the case consider contacting other dentist offices to see if someone can get you in right away.
If it’s not possible to get into the dentist office you will want to try a few home remedies or over the counter medication in attempt to stop or lessen the pain that you are experiencing from you’re really bad toothache. You do not have to be ashamed of wanting to almost cry especially when the pain becomes very intense. A toothache especially if severe can be one of the worst pains that you ever experience during your child or adult hood.
If you have a really bad toothache you will first want to figure out where the pain is causing from and if possible what is causing it. If you have recently been drinking or eating something is really hot or cold it’s possible that it caused it. If something too hot or too cold hits the nerves of your teeth it can cause a really bad toothache to happen all of a sudden without any type of warning. It is also possible that while you were eating a particle broke off and is now lodged inside of your tooth causing the pain. You should immediately stop eating or drinking anything and gargle salt water slowly in your mouth. This will help to calm the nerves and hopefully remove anything that has made its way into your tooth.
If you still have a really bad toothache once you have stopped eating for 30 minutes and rinsed your mouth with salt water you may need to contact your dentist as soon as possible. Unfortunately when you experience severe tooth pain you don’t always know the cause and could have an infection in your mouth or an abscessed tooth which often requires antibiotics. If you cannot get into see the dentist until the next day it would be advisable that you purchase one of the over the counter toothache medications which can be applied directly to the affected area for instant relief.
There is no guarantee that the over the counter medication will completely help you’re really bad toothache but it may at least take the edge off of the pain until you can find a permanent solution to it. Clove oil can also be purchased at your local pharmacy and used the same as toothache medication even though it does have a stronger taste and may cause a bit of burning when applied. However, even if something over the counter does work remember it’s only a temporary solution and you need to find out the real cause behind really bad toothache.