When you have a toothache, all you want to do is soothe the pain. There are two ways you can do that. Either you can go to the doctor and/or purchase over-the-counter medication, or you can use items from the grocery store, such as clove oil and garlic. Both will work, it just depends on what you would want for your tooth pain treatment.
If you are looking at taking the painkiller route, there are a few options. People who need quick, effective relief will want to take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen. These will help will minor toothaches. Additionally, if your tooth is throbbing, you may suffer from an inability to speak, eat, and even sleep. If this is the case, you will want to control the swelling, and anti-inflammatory drugs are your best option for doing so.
Of course, you could use a cold compress, or just use a handful of ice cubes, but that’s more of an at-home tooth paint treatment. As is using clove oil and garlic.
Meanwhile, Tylenol can also be used as a painkiller to help with toothaches. Tylenol can be found at any pharmacy. However, if your pain persists, and it becomes intense, it is best to book an emergency appointment with your dentist. You may start to feel pain radiate towards your head, throat, or ears, and if you do, you should contact your dentist right away.
Painkillers aren’t the only over-the-counter items you can use as a tooth pain treatment, however. There are certain tooth and gum gels that can be found in pharmacies, all of which are intended to help with numbing. This is essentially what a cold compress and ice cubes help to do.
It’s important that you find some form of treatment if you have a toothache, whether it is natural or not. Sometimes, despite what you think, your toothache may not go away.
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