There are few persons in the world who have not experienced toothache in their life time. Most have at one time or the other, have experienced the excruciating pain, and many still continue to have them quite frequently. Pain of the tooth is one of the worst experiences that a person can get. Even if you have taken proper dental care, and have followed proper hygiene, toothaches may occur without any warning. Though the pain is very troublesome, there are many remedies including herbal ones for dealing with the pain and getting relief.
If you are more inclined to use herbs for the pain, then the herbs should be used in the tincture form. This is because, the alcohol content of the tincture will help in disinfecting the area and also reduce the inflammation and kill the infection. The tincture should be taken one teaspoonful at a time and then, you should gently rinse your mouth with it for about a minute of so, and then spit it out or swallow it down. The tinctures are made out of herbs and alcohol and can also be used to massage the affected area to stop the pain. It helps in numbing the nerves of the affected tooth.
Taking care of the affected tooth and proper dental care is the most effective way for dealing with toothaches. But there are times when the pain may go away for the time being and may return with greater intensity a few weeks later. In such cases a visit to a qualified dentist is the best way for getting help.
The dentist after proper examination shall prescribe the proper course of action to be taken. He may advice for filling up the cavities, or may extract some of the dying or rotten teeth as the infection may spread and cause you more problems with your teeth in future. If you are clever enough and go to the dentist at the time when the problem had started, your dentist may be able to save your tooth through root canal treatment.
If you need immediate relief from toothache, you can use a pharmaceutical product such as Ambesol. All you have to do is to rub the ointment into the affected area gently and it will soon kill the pain. These products acts quickly and gives immediate relief. But it all depends on the condition of the infection, because if the tooth is really rotten or dying, then it may not be of much help.
Another way to stop the pain is to use Tylenol or Aspirin. You should use those tablets that dissolve. The most effective way for killing the pain is to take a tablet in your mouth and hold it against the affected tooth with the help of the tongue. As the Tylenol or Aspirin tablet starts to dissolve, it will work its way into the nerves of the tooth and stop the pain. This is one of the most effective and fastest ways to stop toothache, though the tablet can leave a terrible taste and flavor in your mouth after it has dissolved.
One should always remember that the best way to fight toothaches is to visit the dentist and get yourself treated, because if the problems are due to an infection then the dentist may at first prescribe you some antibiotics for the infection. After the infection has gone, the dentist will then proceed with the treatment. As most toothaches are due to cavities, it will be appropriate to get them filled. So you should make it a point and visit a dentist as soon as you can.
However, in case you are not able to go to the dentist for one reason or the other, you should use some Ambesol or other similar product, or even use Tylenol or Aspirin which will give you immediate relief from the pain, till the time you make it to the dentist for getting yourself properly treated for the problem.