fbpx
 

How to get rid of a toothache at night | Sule Dental Clinic Turkey

However, there are a number of remedies that may help people find relief and get to sleep, including taking pain relievers or applying a cold compress or even cloves to the tooth.

In this article, learn more about nine home remedies for relieving a toothache at night.

6 ways to treat a toothache at night

Treating a toothache at night may be more difficult, as there is not much to distract a person from the pain.

However, people can try the following methods to relieve pain:

1. Oral pain medication

Taking over-the-counter (OTC) pain medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil) is a quick, simple way for many people to effectively reduce mild-to-moderate toothaches.

Always stay within the recommended dosage on the packaging.

If the toothache is severe, it is best to see a dentist and speak to them about stronger pain relievers.

2. Cold compress

Using a cold compress may help ease the pain of a toothache.

Applying a bag of ice wrapped in a towel to the affected side of the face or jaw helps constrict the blood vessels in the area, which can reduce pain to allow a person to fall asleep.

Applying a cold compress to the area for 15–20 minutes every few hours in the evening may also help prevent pain when going to bed.

3. Elevation

Pooling blood in the head may cause additional pain and inflammation. For some people, elevating the head with an extra pillow or two may relieve the pain enough for them to fall asleep.

4. Medicated ointments

Some medicated ointments may also help reduce toothache pain. OTC numbing gels and ointments that contain ingredients such as benzocaine may numb the area.

However, benzocaine is not suitable for use by young children.

5. Salt water rinse

A simple salt water rinse is a common home remedy for a toothache.

Salt water is a natural antibacterial agent, so it may reduce inflammation. This, in turn, helps protect damaged teeth from infection.

Rinsing with salt water may also help remove any food particles or debris stuck in the teeth or gums.

6. Hydrogen peroxide rinse

Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that generally occurs as a result of poor oral hygiene. It can cause issues such as soreness, bleeding gums, and teeth that come loose in their sockets.

The author of a 2016 study found that rinsing with hydrogen peroxide mouthwash helped reduce plaque and symptoms of periodontitis.

People should always dilute food-grade hydrogen peroxide with equal parts water. Swish the solution in the mouth, but do not swallow it.

This remedy is not suitable for children, as there is a risk they may accidentally swallow the mixture.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

https://suledental.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/sule-dental-logo-green-light-theme.png
Pandemic Distancing Protocol

In order to avoid the future spread of any infection, we use specialized machinery to sterilize every corner of our clinic; expected consumable material requirements ( e.g. masks; gloves; hand care products; …) have been calculated. Your well-being is vital to us, and we expect the same concern from you.

24/7 Emergency phone
https://suledental.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/YENI-TURSAB-LOGO.png

SLE Health Tourism Agency is a member of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies.

Member No: 13202

https://suledental.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/turkey-ministry-of-health.png

Sle Health Tourism Agency has the certificate of authorization for international health tourism issued by the Republic of Turkey Ministry of Health.

Certificate No:

bt_bb_section_top_section_coverage_image

© 2020 SuleDental . All rights reserved. SULE OLMEZ SAGLIK HIZMETLERI INSAAT TASIMACILIK DANISMANLIK TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI