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How To Cope With And Cure A Tooth Ache

Many of us have been there. We’ve just got off to sleep when we’re suddenly awoken with a pain in our right molar which just won’t go away. While it doesn’t sound life threatening, tooth ache such as this can really impact on your day to day living and wear you out until the only solution is to visit your dentist in North Harrow to get it treated. To understand how a tooth ache can be cured, you need to understand what it is that causes the pain.

What’s the cause of toothache?

tooth ache in North HarrowToothaches can come about for a number of reason and relate to any pain which starts near to the teeth or gums. Most of the time the pain is a result of cavities, exposed roots, cracked teeth, and nerves and the pain is felt when the area in the centre of the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes inflamed or irritated. In other cases, toothache can be the result of an ear or sinus infection.

Temporary toothache remedies

The diagnosis is simple – your tooth hurts, right? The question is what to do about it. If you need something to lessen the pain until you can get to see your dentist in North Harrow, or you’re slowly recovering from another illness which may have affected your body, then you have a few options. Try dabbing the affected area with Oil of Cloves which will lessen the pain. Alternatively, make a paste from mixing salt with water and applying it to the affected tooth, leaving it there for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water. Salt contains anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and analgesic properties which if used two or three times daily will lessen the pain. Toothache can be a direct cause of headaches and while you may feel you can manage the pain from your tooth, a persistent migraine-like headache is something quite different. If pain killers don’t help then you must see your dentist as soon as possible before the problem develops further.

Curing the problem

Although pain relief is your prime concern when you have toothache, it’s important to find out the cause of the problem. If it’s related to your gums or a tooth cavity then your dentist can help. You’ll be made to feel as comfortable as possible and oral anaesthetics will make any treatment pain-free. If, on the other hand your toothache is related to a nerve infection or sinus, then its best to drink plenty of water and rest as much as you can. Your doctor may be able to prescribe an anti-inflammatory or an over the counter painkiller such as Ibuprofen may help.

If you’ve got tooth ache in North Harrow then as your local dentist, we can help. Call Imperial Dental Care on 020 8427 2264 and we’ll try to fit you in the same day. We’re a private and NHS dentist that’s happy to welcome you as a new patient. You’ll find more information about us at our website at

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