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How to soothe a toothache

Many people want to know how to soothe a toothache that can knock out any person from the rhythm of life. After all, it is considered one of the most painful and unbearable. When a person has an acute toothache, he is no longer interested in all things, not to mention entertainment.

The surest way to soothe a toothache is to go to the dentist. But what if the problem appears at night, and medical services can only be resorted to in the morning?

In this case, various painkillers or alternative methods will be appropriate to help get rid of completely or significantly reduce toothache.


How to get rid of toothache
Initially, you need to rinse your mouth and brush your teeth with the obligatory use of dental floss. In some cases, this simple procedure is enough to soothe the pain caused by food stuck in the teeth.

If this does not work, then an analgesic tablet or a swab dipped in medication may help.

In addition, you can soothe acute pain through various folk methods. To do this, use certain herbal decoctions, juices, salt, lard, etc.

Of course, it is unlikely that it will be possible to completely get rid of excruciating pain, but it will still be possible to lower the pain threshold.

Drug treatment
Toothache appears due to inflammatory processes. That is why regular rinsing with saline or soda solution can reduce it.

For toothache, it is necessary to take anti-inflammatory drugs, such as Paracetamol, Solpadein, or soluble Aspirin. Do not put part of an aspirin tablet on the tooth itself, as this will burn the gums, and the pain will become even worse.

Drugs that combine analgesic and anti-inflammatory mechanisms are also effective: Ibuprofen, Ksefokam or Ibuklin. Remember that these drugs should not be used during pregnancy and lactation.

When using any medication, you should follow the dosage described in the instructions. An interesting fact is that analgin and aspirin are well combined with each other, so you can not be afraid to use them together.

In the event that it is not possible to soothe a toothache for a long time, antispasmodic-type drugs, such as Drotaverine or No-shpa, will be appropriate.


Powerful painkillers like Ketanov, Nise or Actasulide can eliminate even the most severe pain. However, they can be bought at a pharmacy only with a doctor’s prescription.

How to rinse
Initially, you will need to rinse your mouth with warm water to get rid of food debris. Then you need to prepare a soda or saline solution – 1 teaspoon per glass of water.

It will help relieve inflammation and soothe pain. In no case should you perform hot rinses, because this will only exacerbate the problem.

It is also effective to dissolve pieces of ice, as the cold prevents the development of swelling of the gums. Rinses based on furacilin or potassium permanganate work well. Today, in pharmacies, you can buy ready-made medicines that reduce puffiness, including Miramistin, Stomatofit and Chlorhexidine.

Spray bottles perfectly treat the sore spot, thanks to which it is possible to reduce pain and stop inflammation. Also, for rinsing, they often resort to herbal tinctures, including Phytolux and Herbal Tea No. 5.

Alcohol rinses are also a popular folk remedy. To do this, it is enough to hold alcohol in your mouth for a while, which will soon cause numbness and thereby soothe the pain.

Massage for toothache
An interesting fact is that by massaging certain parts of the body, you can reduce toothache. For example, the oral cavity is interconnected with our ears. Massage the auricle (on the side of the diseased tooth) should be smooth and gentle, moving from top to bottom. Such actions neutralize the nerve endings of the gums, which will cause a distracting and calming effect.

Massage of the point located between the thumb and forefinger of the hand – on the opposite side of the aching tooth will also help to soothe the pain. Massage this area with a piece of ice, performing impulse movements.

It turns out that the nerve signals in this place pass in the same place as the dental ones, as a result of which after 6-8 minutes you can feel a noticeable relief. With a piece of ice, it is recommended to gently massage the sore gum to stop the swelling.

And here is another very interesting folk way to soothe a toothache. To do this, you just need to start crying, since the release of tears lowers the pressure in the gums and thereby dulls the pain. If it will be difficult for you to cry, then in this case, just start cutting the onion, and then you are guaranteed tears.

In addition, experts say that laughter can also reduce pain. To call it, watch humorous videos or comedies that will cheer you up.

Folk remedies for toothache
Next, we will look at popular folk ways to eliminate toothache.

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