In my previous post about my tooth pain, I posted about things that I do to relieve myself of a toothache. In this post, I will go into more details as to how I overcome (and hopefully will overcome) this huge problem.
Obviously, this is just a “stop gap” solution, but it is something that I am sure you can use to alleviate the pain, till you have a chance to visit a dentist. The stuff I do are:
1. Baking Soda. This has been my saviour through all of this, because before I found out about this from an online post, I was really a wreck. So, if you are going to reach for something during a “wave of pain” (which I will explain a little more after), you are going to want to reach for this.
What I do is, grab a spoonful of baking soda powder, or however much you want to prepare, and add a bit of water (any temp. will do). Grab a Q-tip (cotton swab) and mix it around in a small bowl till it makes a paste. Then with that same Q-tip, grab a chunk of this paste and put it to the affected area in your mouth. Hold it there for a bit till your saliva mixes in with it, then remove the Q-tip. Swish the salty solution around the area back and forth, and do this till you feel the solution is watered down a lot by your saliva. After that, spit it out, and lightly rinse your mouth.
This right here, 9 times out of 10 (ok, 10 out of 10, but I didn’t want to brag or whatever lol), will relieve the tooth pain.
2. Extra strength Tylenol. If you do not have access to baking soda, grab an Extra Strength Tylenol. You will need to let the drug do it’s thing before it kicks in, but depending on the severity of your toothache, it will last you for at least 4 hours or so. And this is when I took 2 500mg tabs of the stuff, at the height of my tooth pain.
3. Rubbing your head. Let me explain. For me, the tooth pain came in waves. I would be ok for a little bit, then all of a sudden a shooting pain builds up and shoots for a minute or so, or at least it feels like this, so, what I do, is go to the washroom away from everybody (and other noise around you), and turn off the lights. Then I start rubbing my head, on the opposite side of where the pain is. So for me, the pain was all on the left side of my face, and head, so, I would rub the BACK of the opposite side of my head, till the pain subsided.
As an added bonus to this, I would use the other hand to make a “pinching” gesture to the top of my nose, close to my eyebrows. This is I believe an accupressure move that helps to relieve pain. These two together is pretty powerful if you don’t have the above two options available.
This is pretty much what I do, and to this day still do, when I get tooth pain. As I mentioned in my previous post, I believe what I have is an exposed nerve, so that is the way I am going about it, until I have a chance to get a dentist to fix me up. I will make a video of what I talked about here as well on my personal channel which you guys can check out if you learn stuff better by watching, rather than reading all of this.
Till next time.