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Saturday, January 28, 2017

When Suffering From Tooth Pain Houston Dental Practitioners Are Ready To Help

By Jerry Moore


A severe toothache has been described as one of the worst forms of pain any ordinary person will ever experience. A toothache seems to lodge in the brain, dominating existence and making it very difficult to think about something else, to concentrate on everyday tasks or to eat. Taking painkillers will only provide relief for a short period. When struggling with tooth pain Houston patients should not delay a consultation with a dentist.

Any toothache, even if it is not severe, is a sign that there is a problem somewhere. If the problem is ignored, the toothache will only get worse. Painkillers are not the answer and they will not solve the underlying cause of the toothache. The only course of action is to see a dentist as soon as possible. Waiting will only serve to worsen the condition and can necessitate more drastic treatment.

If there is a waiting period before the dentist can be seen, it is best to try natural remedies rather than commercial painkillers. Painkillers should never be used for long periods because they can cause harm in other areas. One very effective home remedy is to apply a mixture of salt and pepper, mixed into a paste with a little bit of water. This remedy helps to fight or prevent inflammation and infection.

When fresh garlic is crushed and a little salt added, it serves as a very effective antibiotic and it provides almost immediate relief from the toothache. The garlic paste is applied to the affected tooth and the gums of the teeth surrounding it. It even helps to chew on raw garlic and there is no danger of overdosing.

Plain old fashioned onions also serves as a highly effective painkiller. When raw pieces of onion are chewed sufferers will almost immediately notice the results. If the affected tooth makes it difficult to chew the raw onion can simply be rubbed on and around the sore tooth. Onions have very strong antibacterial properties and they can help prevent infection from developing. After chewing the onion, the mouth should be rinsed with a salt and water mixture.

Using painkillers, even natural ones to treat a toothache is not the best solution. Prevention is the best course of action. It is very important to brush the teeth regularly and to use a good quality toothbrush. Brushes should be replaced at least two times a year. Carbonated drinks and sugary in between snacks should be avoided whenever possible. Tobacco is also a major cause of teeth decay.

Even when no problems are experienced it is imperative to visit a dentist regularly. Dental practitioners recommend a visit every six months but never less than once a year. During routine checks latent problems can be diagnosed and treated before more serious problems develop. It is also important to know that oral conditions such as infection can easily infect other parts of the body and eventually pose a real and serious health threat.

Toothache can indeed cause severe misery, but it can be prevented by paying attention to oral hygiene and by visiting the dentist regularly. Ignoring either visual or sensory signals that a problem exists is simply foolish. After all, everybody wants to boast a confident smile.




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