Toothache: 5 Secret Mantra for Quick Relief

Toothache: 5 Secret Mantra for Quick Relief

Sleeping in the bed with your partner but distracted with toothache?

Looking to fix it immediately, don’t know how. You have landed up to the right place!

Wootooth introduces you to 5 Secret Mantra for quick relief from toothache.

We usually ignore mild toothache. The thought of visiting a dentist comes only when we cannot eat, drink or sleep with a toothache.

I noticed something unusual the day I went to courier some documents. There was hardly any jaw and he was sipping water every minute. My curiosity ended up asking him. He had toothache one day with an abscess which got diagnosed into cancer.

You can be your own dentist today without 5 years of bachelor’s degree. You should know the ingredients before cooking the recipe.

Today wootooth is going to tell you everything you should know about toothache.

What is a Toothache?

A pain in the tooth gets referred to ear, TMJ, sinus or head sometimes. There are many reasons for a toothache, the most common being tooth decay or caries.

Reasons for toothache

Tooth decay or caries


Wisdom Tooth Pain

Dentin Sensitivity


Apical periodontitis

Gum infection(Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis)


Occlusal Trauma

Temporomandibuar Disorder


Inflammation of pulp of tooth usually in response to dental caries or decay is called as Pulpitis.

When pain is of short duration and triggers after having cold or any other stimulus, such a situation is called Reversible Pulpitis. You may require to visit a dentist to get the tooth restored.

In case of ignoring the pain of Reversible Pulpitis, toothache becomes severe and lasts for a longer duration after being triggered by a stimulus is referred to as Irreversible Pulpitis.

You need to consult a dentist otherwise it can progress into Pulp necrosis or Apical Periodontitis. Sometimes even root canal won’t help and may have to go for extraction of the tooth.

Wisdom Tooth Pain

Other most common pain usually seen in the young adult is Wisdom Tooth Pain. If you or any family member is suffering from Wisdom Tooth Pain, read wootooth article on wisdom tooth pain.


People who brush hard often complains of sharp, short lasting toothache triggered by cold, sweet or spicy food and beverages having dentin hypersensitivity.

Desensitizing toothpastes and protective varnishes in the market with brands like Sensodyne, Thermoseal is very helpful for dentin hypersensitivity.

Food lodgement

 Irritation, localized discomfort or mild toothache after having meat or fibrous food, which gets trapped between the teeth and is pushed into gums while chewing.

Toothpick or dental floss provides immediate relief for this kind of a toothache.

Read more if you face this situation.

Periodontal abscess

If you are diabetic or low immunity responses you may have a periodontal abscess that is the collection of pus in the gingival crevices. Periodontal abscess toothache is usually deep and throbbing and associated with swelling.

Antibiotics are recommended conjunction with scaling and root planning.

Apical periodontitis

Pain on biting or tapping on the tooth resulting from inflamed periodontal ligament are characteristics of Apical Periodontitis. A radiolucent area around the apex of teeth appears on x-ray, usually diagnosed by a dentist.

ANUG (Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis)

Marginal gingivitis is usually a painless condition. However, an acute form of ANUG is associated with bad breath, bad taste, bleeding gums, and severe periodontal pain. ANUG is aggravated by smoking, stress, poor oral hygiene and is non- contagious. ANUG is treated in multiple visits to the dentist, first debridement of necrotic (dead) gingiva, home care with hydrogen peroxide mouthwash, analgesics, cleaning below gums, both professionally and at home.


A flap of gums (Operculum) overlying the erupting wisdom tooth in late teen’s causes toothache, redness, swelling, and Trismus (difficulty in opening the mouth). Food debris and bacterial accumulation beneath Operculum as this area is hidden far back in the mouth and is difficult to keep clean.

Cleaning the area under Operculum with antibiotic solution, or warm salt water rinse provides immediate relief. After getting symptomatic relief, the definitive treatment is usually extraction of a wisdom tooth or Operculectomy.

Home care requires maintenance of good oral hygiene to keep the area free of debris to prevent reoccurrence.

Occlusal trauma

People with a habit of clenching and grinding of teeth (Bruxism) during sleep or while awake suffer generalized periodontal pain due to excessive biting forces on teeth.

Over time, there may be tooth wear (attrition) which causes dentin hypersensitivity. Therefore, a routine dental check-up is mandatory.


toothache relief

1.Warm saline rinses:

warm saline rinse from toothache
Salt water rinse – WISDOM TOOTH PAIN

Saltwater is a natural disinfectant and helps in cleaning the food particles and debris stuck in between the teeth.

Warm saline rinse reduces the inflammation and heals the wounds. Warm saline rinse provides immediate relief in a wisdom toothache, extraction pain or oral wounds.

Take a glass of lukewarm water and add 2 pinches or half teaspoon of salt and rinse it.

Dental floss and toothpicks may help in removing bits of food that may be stuck and cause discomfort.

2. Ice pack or cold compress:

cold compression for toothache
cold compression for SWELLING

An ice pack or cold compress reduces swelling and inflammation by constriction of blood vessels.

Towel-wrapped bag of ice is held to the affected area for 15-20 minutes reduces swelling especially in an abscess.

3.Pain-relieving gels

pain relieving gels and tablets
painkillers – TOOTHACHE

Applying pain-relieving gels and liquids directly on the sore tooth or gums provide instant relief. It is not meant for long term use, you need to visit a dentist in case of pain persist for more than 2 days.

Drugs-like Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen are the painkillers often recommended by a dentist.

Colgate released pain out dental gel for express relief from a toothache. Take one drop of gel on your finger and apply directly to the painful area for instant relief. To check out this product, click here.

Antibiotics may be recommended by a dentist in case of infection.

4.Desensitizing paste

Short, sharp pain experienced while eating or drinking cold is because of exposed dentine is commonly known as sensitivity. Brushing twice daily from desensitizing paste can actually repair sensitive teeth. My favorite among all is Sensodyne Repair and Protect toothpaste, it is economical and easily available.

5.Ozonated olive oil

1o benifits of ozonated olive oil
ozonated olive oil- TOOTHACHE

Ozonated olive oil is a magical solution to all the problems. It has powerful antimicrobial, antiseptic and analgesic properties.

To know more about ozonated olive oil, read wootooth article on OZONATED OLIVE OIL FOR TEETH.  

Oil of Akal Kara (Anacylus pyrethrum) found in parts of Himalayas, Tamil Nadu used to be a medicinal herb in our Indian Ayurveda to treat toothache. Though this herb causes irritation to skin.

If you still can’t find cause for your toothache, I bet you won’t have any question left with any kind of tooth pain. Take a look and let us know.

TOOTHACHE - remedies


Regular brushing habits, twice a day and flossing is the key to avoid toothache.

Brushing habit should be a part of everyday routine with anti-caries toothpaste for kids. Use of soft bristle toothbrush is advised.

Water irrigation devices may be used as supplement aids for handicap individuals. Mouthwash rinses are effective against bacteria.

One should go to a dentist for a regular checkup of teeth twice a year. Ignoring toothache may cause you future trouble, consult a dentist in case pain persist more than 2 days or pain doesn’t go away with painkillers.

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