A toothache,as in Wikipedia, is an aching pain in or around a tooth. In most instances, toothaches are caused by tooth problems, such as a dental cavity, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, or gum disease.
The severity of a toothache can range from chronic and mild to sharp and excruciating. The pain may be aggravated by chewing or by cold or heat. Other signs and symptoms that may lead you to seek care include the following:
.Pain with chewing
.Hot or cold sensitivity
.Bleeding or discharge from around a tooth or gums
.Swelling around a tooth or swelling of your jaw
.Injury or trauma to the area
You can prevent the majority of dental problems through flossing, brushing with fluoride toothpaste, and having your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year. The dentist may apply sealants and fluoride, which are especially important in children.
There are several remedies available which may ease a toothache. Following is a brief description of some of the home remedies for toothache.
. Over-the-counter pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) may be used.
. Relief may be obtained from biting on a cotton ball soaked in oil of cloves.
. Chewing leaves of guava tree will also provide relief from pain. This is one of the simplest toothache treatment.
. Garlic clove when placed on the aching tooth provides immediate relief from pain.
. Apply a mixture of a pinch of pepper powder and a quarter teaspoon of common salt on the aching tooth as it will give relief.
. Chewing fresh leaves of spinach makes the gums strong and prevents tooth decay.
. The juice of wheat grass is an excellent home remedy for toothache and tooth decay.
. Application of ice pack on the cheeks also reduces pain.
. Pouring few 3-4 drops of vanilla extract on the aching tooth will immediately provide relief and is also good home remedy for toothache.
. Mix a pinch of pepper powder and clove oil and apply on the paining tooth.
. Chewing raw onion for three minutes will kill all the harmful germs in the mouth.
. Intake of sugar should be restricted to prevent any kind of tooth problems.
. Mix mustard oil and turmeric powder and apply on the teeth. It is highly beneficial in curing all the teeth problems. This is one of the best toothache cure.
. Good amount of vitamin C and calcium should be taken to make the teeth strong. It is a good diet for toothache.
. Gargling with hydrogen peroxide after every meal will remove all the germs and bacteria from the teeth and strengthens the teeth.
. In 1 cup of water boil 5 gram of peppermint with a pinch of salt. Drink it for toothache pain relief and other pains.
. One drop of oregano oil on the tongue and rub on the hurting tooth will immediately took away the pain.
. Apply rock salt with the garlic paste on the aching tooth to achieve better results.
It should be noted, though that the remedies mentioned above do provide relief, but they should not ever be accepted as permanent treatment for dental problems. A dental check is strongly recommended when a person experiences a toothache. Home remedies only lower the rate of bacterial growth, or kill the pain causing bacteria but they fail to cure the cavities or infections in the teeth, which are the main cause of pain.