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The swelling of the pulp is what causes all the pounding pain in or around the tooth that we feel when we have a toothache, but a deeper look links the pain to a tooth cavity which is caused by a tooth decay.
Tooth decay can be prevented by making regular trips to the dentist, avoiding snacks throughout the day, because every time you snack, the sugars in the snacks combine with plaque in your mouth to create plaque acid, which damages your teeth.
If you want a quick remedy for your toothache, you should consider taking painkillers since they interfere with the pain messages sent to your brain by the nerve endings of your tooth, thus considerably cutting down the sharp stinging pain.
Filling a Ziploc bag with ice and pressing it against the paining area also eases the pain by an huge mile, since it cools the area, as is the case with most of all the other body pains you may experience.
You could also use a salt rinse to ease the pain of your toothache, by mixing is 1/2 teaspoon table salt, or sea salt, to 8 ounces of water, and gargling it then spitting it out instead of swallowing it.
By cleaning the tooth using a cotton swab dipped in Hydrogen Peroxide, you greatly reduce the risk of further infection, since the Hydrogen peroxide disinfects the area, but due to the poisonous nature if Hydrogen Peroxide, avoid, at all costs, swallowing it.
Natural remedies work just as fine as some of the drugs obtained in stores and thus a cotton swab dipped in fresh clove oil and gently rubbed over the tooth is no exception.
Peppermint tea is yet another natural remedy to your toothache trouble, which, by putting one teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves in a cup of boiling water and steeping for approximately 20 minutes, swishing it around your mouth and spitting it, you can quickly relieve your pain.
While we may wish to go all natural, over the counter drugs have an assured relied since they are manufactured for that purpose and contain a substance known as benzocaine, which generally relieves pain in the mouth by numbing it.
Finally, if you loathe such pain and if you look forward to having none of it again, it is advisable that you see a doctor for further treatment and guidance, to prevent the recurrence and treat any other problems, as well as to get proper medication.