There are many reasons why people don’t like to go to the dentist. They don’t like the confinement of sitting in that chair for hours on end. They don’t like the invasion of having someone inside their mouth. They really don’t like the expense. And, most of all, they don’t like the pain. But, by delaying going to the dentist, you can make matters much worse in your mouth until you get yourself in some pretty big trouble.
If you are looking for home remedies for toothaches instead of going to the dentist, it is possible to help relieve pain in the short term. You should, of course, see the dentist to find out the underlying cause of your dental pain, but in the meantime, you will probably need help in addition to over-the-counter pain remedies.
Most home remedies for toothaches work to deaden the nerves temporarily. This does not solve the problem that is causing the pain, but it can help to buy you time until you can get the problem diagnosed and treated. One of the most common remedies for tooth pain is simply to rinse your mouth with warm salt water. This sounds unpleasant and it certainly isn’t tasty, but it can start to relieve pain almost immediately.
The most common pain reliever for aches and pains in the human body is ice and that is also true with tooth pain. You don’t want to put ice directly on your tooth, but you can wrap a bag of ice in a small rag or towel and hold it to your jaw or mouth for twenty minutes at a time. This will help to reduce the swelling that is, in part, causing your pain.
There are many other home remedies for toothaches, but of course the best treatment is to see a dentist before you ever feel any pain at all.