The dreaded toothache

A toothache, to me, has to be the worst pain I have ever endured. During my last bout with a dreaded toothache, I received some good tips that may help you while you wait to see a dentist. When it comes to toothaches and pain in general you should see your dentist straight away. Tooth infections can lead to some serious problems…

Rinse with salty water. After each meal and at bedtime, stir 1 teaspoon of salt into an 8-ounce glass of water (body temperature) hold each mouthful, roll it around your mouth. Spit. This helped me at nighttime especially; I did this it every two hours at night

Try a hand massage. When you have an achy tooth, this can ease the pain by 50 percent. Rub an ice cube into the V-shaped area where the bones of the thumb and forefinger meet. Gently push the ice over the area for 5 to 7 minutes.

Keep your mouth shut. If cold air moving past the tooth is a problem, just shut off the flow.

Swallow your aspirin. Don’t believe that old-time remedy calling for placing an aspirin directly on the aching gum. This can cause an aspirin burn. For pain relief, take an aspirin every 4 to 6 hours as required. Not one single pain reliever helped me because I had let my tooth decay to the point of no return, so go to the Dentist…

Stay cool. Keep heat away from your aching cheek, even if it makes the toothache. If it is an infection, the heat will draw the infection to the outside of the jaw and make the infection worse.

Soak a small ball of cotton wool in whisky, then keep in place over the aching gum and tooth to ease the pain.

Peroxide Rinse after every brushing for at least 30 seconds. Then spit. Do NOT rinse out the peroxide.

I hope some of these tips help you!

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