In most cases, a toothache develops slowly over time. However, there are situations where a sudden toothache may occur. In these situations, most patients will experience quite severe pain. This can be a disruption to life, and in some instances, a patient may not be able to visit our emergency dentist at Rochelle Dental Care. So, what can you do for immediate tooth pain relief for emergency dental care?
Looking for quick relief for your toothache? Look in your pantry, do you have vanilla, almond, peppermint, or lemon extract? If so, soak a cotton ball or swab in one of these extracts and hold it to the affected area for a short period of time. Although it will only provide temporary pain relief, it should help until you can visit your dentist.
There are a variety of natural oils that contain pain-relieving, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. These oils include sunflower, sesame, oregano, nutmeg, clove, and even tea tree. These can be applied using a cotton ball, cotton swab, or even by rinsing your mouth with a diluted mixture.
Much like oils and extracts, the roots and leaves of certain plants can also help reduce dental pain. Leaves such as plantain and peppermint have anti-inflammatory properties. Roots such as ginger and garlic have antibacterial properties.
Mixing one tablespoon of salt with a glass of warm water is one of the most common toothache relief treatments. All you need to do is gargle/rinse the mouth with the mixture, and you should experience relief. You can repeat as much as necessary.
While none of these toothache remedies is a complete substitute for professional dental care, they can help reduce your discomfort until you have time to make it into an emergency dentist. If you have a dental emergency that needs treatment, contact our emergency dentist in Rochelle, Illinois. We would be happy to help. If you have a less-urgent dental issue, feel free to book an appointment online today!