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Don't Wait to See the Dentist when Your Tooth Hurts

My molar began to hurt one night so much that it woke me up. I hadn't been to the dentist regularly, so I knew it was my bad habits catching up to me. I took pain relievers for a few days that dulled the pain, and then I developed a big bump on my gum. It scared me enough to finally go to the dentist. He told me the bump was an abscess from a bad tooth infection. He said that if I had waited too much longer, the infection could have spread to my sinuses and even my brain! He gave me antibiotics and in a few days he was able to save the tooth with a root canal. I created this blog to tell other people that if your tooth hurts, then go to the dentist immediately. You probably have an infection that will only keep getting worse.



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Don't Wait to See the Dentist when Your Tooth Hurts

3 At Home Toothache Remedies

by Violet Jensen

Unfortunately, it is a fact of life that you cannot plan or organize a toothache. If this were possible, it is quite possible that people would never have them at all. There are moments when toothaches occur and you are in close proximity to a dental professional. This is the ideal scenario: being able to tend to an aching tooth in a timely fashion. If your toothache crops up when your dental office is closed, you will need to be able to manage it independently with these three tips.

If you have ever been unfortunate enough to endure a toothache, you will know that lingering pain is a major issue. So if you find yourself at a party on a Friday with an aching tooth, you will want to tend to the pain yourself over the weekend. Fortunately, there are a number of home remedies and valuable tips that you can use to manage the pain.

1. Sanitizing Salt Water: One of the simplest home remedies for your teeth is rinsing with salt water. Simply fill a glass with warm salt water, and swish in your mouth thoroughly. Refrain from swallowing the salt water as doing so is bound to be unpleasant.

2. Reach to Your Pantry for an Onion: This home remedy may seem a bit unpleasant or counterintuitive. Simply chop up an onion and place it lightly on the affected area. Doing so has proven time and again to alleviate the pain that comes with a toothache. Be apprised of the fact that doing so will likely make your breath very unpleasant.

3. Clove Oil: Clove oil is also known as Eugenol. This material is well known for its antimicrobial aspects. In addition, it is quite effective at relieving pain. All you need to do is place two to three drops of Eugenol on a piece of cotton. If you place the cotton on the affected area, you will notice relief from the pain almost immediately.

What you have just read are a number of effective toothache remedies. However, there are also a number of remedies that are often tried but ought to be avoided. For example, aspirin is a remedy that will only cause more significant damage to the mouth. Because aspirin is acidic, it is one of the worst things you can put in your mouth. Also, even though professional dentists can alleviate the pain for you, the aforementioned tips will allow you to handle your pain before you can get to the dentist. To learn more, visit Stoney Mountain Dental Care