Studies indicate that approximately 40% of all people experience toothache or tooth sensitivity, usually as they grow older.
Toothaches are often associated with eating hot or cold foods or beverages, but can also be triggered by highly acidic foods as well.
Other oral health issues like cavities, cracked/broken teeth, recent dental procedures – even brushing too hard can also cause toothaches.
Ways To Stop Toothache
- Sensitivity Dental Toothpaste
- Ibuprofen (anti-inflammatory)
- Cold Or Hot Packs
- Warm Salt Water
- Peppermint Tea Bags
- Garlic Glove
- Guava Mouthwash
- Clove Oil
- Thyme Essential Oil
Immediate toothache relief can be had through the use of ibuprofen, cold/hot packs and the various water mixtures noted above, but it’s only temporary.
The two most common causes of toothache or sensitive teeth are enamel erosion or receding gums.
Both involve loss of tooth enamel, exposing a tooth or teeth, causing toothache or sensitivity that is often triggered as noted above.
There are dental toothpastes like Sensodyne that have proven ingredients to help create a barrier over these exposed areas, while also helping to quiet nerves inside the teeth.
Beginning a regular regiment of brushing with these products and consulting with your dentist may be all it takes to start using the other side or your mouth again – or even enjoying those foods or beverages you’ve been avoiding.
Regardless, you should schedule regular check ups with your dentist to ensure you’re not dealing with a more serious oral health issue that requires a more aggressive form of treatment.