Friday, September 25, 2015

How to Stop a Toothache

A toothache always hits you at the wrong time and at the worse moment. The pain is most times excruciating and can drag you down and make you ill. Want to know how you can stop a tooth ache fast?

One's first impulse when pain strikes, is to follow one of these simple tricks, especially if you are with people or when there's no other pain relief around. They are based on an alternative therapy known as 'acupressure'. This is somewhat based on the art of 'acupuncture'; it uses your finger pressure--not needles--at selected nerve ending pressure points. 

Between the thumb and the index finger, there's a pressure point in the webbed area. You can apply finger pressure when you're with people or if you're in a public place and need relief.

Use finger pressure on the hand that is on the same side of the toothache. For instance, when you feel the pain on your left side of the mouth, then apply pressure to the webbed area of the left hand.

Make small circles with the right thumb and add pressure gradually. Feel the tender webbed area and then add gradually more pressure to it. Massage in small circles. Keep the pressure on for short spurts of ten seconds. Release the pressure several seconds for every 10 seconds of pressure. Continue this treatment of pressure massage for at least 5 minutes or until the toothache pain subsides.

This specific treatment will be even better if you use an ice cube to do the massage into the area in the webbed area of the thumb and forefinger.

Another tip that is extremely effective in curing toothache pain is this: massage the pressure points in the just under the nose area to ease any toothache pain. You work the area in this groove called the 'philtrum' -- this is the place that is halfway between your nose and upper lip.

It's best to use your forefinger tip or your forefinger knuckle. Just press hard on the point right under your nose. At first, this will feel somewhat painful, but you'll soon get used to the pressure. So continue this treatment, and you'll find that your toothache is gone.

There's one more effective way of relieving your toothache without opening your mouth and that's to place on the side of the face a cold compress or ice pack where it hurts. Apply the ice and hold it there until the pain eases.

These are just a few other small little tips that are used in an emergency. When there are no other home treatments available and when you desperately need to stop a tooth ache quickly.

There are a lot of very effective home remedies for toothaches and it's worth knowing a few of them, so that you'll be better prepared for the pain should you have an future experience and just in case Pacific Dental Care and Fastbraces offices are closed.

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