Do you suffer pain after a wisdom tooth extraction? Learn these 8 tips to get fast relief.
Take two Aspirin, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen
Ibuprofen is one of the best options; it can reduce painful inflammation easily. Always be sure you know when to take the doses as well as how much you should be taking.
Rinse with an antiseptic consistently
You can alleviate present toothaches and prevent future ones by brushing 2-3 times every day after meals.
Chew a Clove of Garlic Every Morning
Despite what it can do to the breath, garlic is powerful at stopping a toothache. Different people will respond better during this process, and it may take a few tries to get used to it.
Put garlic and salt on the tooth
Grind up a bit of rock salt and a clove of garlic then apply to the tooth in pain. Garlic has allicin, a powerful antibacterial compound. This is thought to help stop the bacteria which cause toothache. (tip courtesy of ehow.com)
Apply a compress to the side of a cheek
You can get fast relief from internal swelling if you can manage to do this.
Numb the affected tooth/teeth with a desensitizing agent
Orajel is perhaps the best known tooth-desensitizing agent. However, this remedy will not eliminate a toothache, just numb the area for temporary relief.
Bravely chewing an onion for relief
This may even be more unpleasant than chewing on a clove of garlic, but many have done this with success. However, onions are bactericidal, so they can kill off the bacteria causing your toothache.
A wedge of lime
Cut a slice or wedge of lime and apply to problem tooth, bite into it if you can to release some of the juice. You can use a piece of raw onion to alleviate the toothache. It’s pretty straightforward, just hold the piece of onion over the affected area. The onion needs to be freshly cut (so it provides a bit of onion juice).