Are you suffering from a pesky toothache and need quick relief? We understand that work schedules, classes, and other pressing activities may keep you from seeing a dentist right away, so we are here to help with solutions to hold you until you’re able to get to your appointment. Fortunately, there are natural ways to seek relief from tooth pain. At Peninsula Family Dental Center, we have compiled a list of the best natural ways to relieve a toothache in Soldotna, Alaska.
What causes a toothache?
Toothaches can be caused by numerous factors: an infection, how we bite down or chew on our foods, gum disease, or possibly a larger issue. It’s never good to ignore pain, so only use the following pain relief methods as a temporary solution. If your pain or discomfort persists, call our Soldotna office right away and schedule an appointment.
Some of our tried and true pain relief methods include:
- Using an ice pack to numb the pain. You should apply the ice pack either on your cheek or under your jaw, depending on the location of the pain.
- Discomfort can even occur from something as simple as food being stuck between your teeth. You may want to try gently flossing in between your teeth to see if any debris remains from your last meal.
- A common solution is to swish warm water with sea salt in your mouth. The warmth is soothing, and the sea salt helps to disinfect.
- Lastly, as a known pain reliever, peppermint oil is your friend! Dab it on a cotton ball and apply that cotton ball to the sore area. This is not recommended for use on an open wound or cut, but it’s a great solution for a toothache.
Toothaches can be irritating and uncomfortable. Use one of our recommended treatments to soothe your achy tooth in between dental visits, and lessen overall tooth problems by eating nutritious and healthy meals, scheduling regular dental cleanings, and practicing good oral home care. Make sure your at-home dental care routine involves brushing, flossing, and using a quality mouthwash. But in the event that you’re experiencing pain, first look over our list of the best natural ways to relieve a toothache in Soldotna, Alaska, and then schedule a visit with Dr. Joe Mirci or Dr. John Brady, and have your problem resolved.
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