Toothaches and Pain Relief
Toothaches are very excruciating, some of the worst pain you will ever feel in your life. Even though you may have had dental work in the past and follow proper hygiene, they can happen at anytime. Toothaches are a sign that there may be more to worry about then just a little pain.
Toothaches are due to the irritation of, or pressure on the nerve root in the inner part, or pulp, of the tooth. Typical symptoms include throbbing or sharp pains on the tooth and surrounding gum area.
The causes of toothache are several but the major causes are:
* Tooth decay - (most often the cause of tooth aches)
* A cracked tooth
* Exposed tooth root
* Gum disease
* Disease of the jaw joint
* Spasms of the muscles used for chewing
Cold Pack for First Aid of Toothache
Ice packs on your jaw may help. Ice can eliminate all kinds of pain and swelling in the mouth, just as it can help strains or sprains. You can use either ice cubes that are wrapped in a towel or wash cloth or you can use frozen food.
A Cherry-Pit-Pac Heating Pad and Cold Pack is a very convenient and effect cold pack.
Remember! You need to get this seen by a professional as soon as possible, depending on the severity of the pain and the cause of the pain.
Other Methods of Pain Remedy for Toothaches
Clove oil is an excellent remedy for getting rid of pain in the mouth. Clove oil not only acts as a painkiller but is also an antibacterial.
Clove reduces the pain as it has antiseptic properties and clove oil, applied on the painful tooth, can ease toothache pain fairly quickly.
Mix a few drops of clove oil with olive oil (1:3 ratio clove oil to olive oil). Just dab the mixture using a cotton ball on the tooth. Mix 1 teaspoon each of rosemary, peppermint and lavender. Mix the herbs well then place 1 teaspoon of the mixture in a cup of boiling water.
If you don’t have clove oil - grind a clove and apply the powder on the affected area. Cloves can be chewed on a daily basis to help improve the health of the teeth and gums as a preventative measure if a person is inclined to do so.
Wheat grass can be chewed with beneficial results. It draws out toxins from the gums and thus checks bacterial growth. Wheat grass juice is widely available nowadays as a fantastic home remedy to help prevent toothaches. Sometimes it can even cure.