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How to Stop Tooth Pain with a Decayed Tooth

28 October 2014, Dabur Dental Team

Have you not been brushing with Dabur Meswak - Herbal Toothpaste? Then you are bound to suffer from one of the most common dental problem - toothache.Toothache happens when the nerve to a tooth is irritated and the extremely sensitive central portion of the tooth, called the pulp, becomes inflamed. The causes of toothache may be many.

The most common one being lack of proper oral hygiene that happens due to irregular brushing and erratic eating. In order to avoid tooth decay, one must brush his/her teeth at least twice a day, for two minutes each time. It’s important to floss as well, at least once daily. Over-intake of carbohydrates, particularly between meals can also increase the risk of tooth decay. Also prolonged staying of sugary and sticky foods in the mouth can cause cavities and lead to loss of tooth. Dry mouth can be yet another cause of tooth decay. People who have lower levels of saliva in their mouth are at a higher risk of developing tooth decay, because saliva helps to keep the surface of the teeth clean. A number of medicines and medical treatments can lead to the dental problem of dry mouth. You must also avoid the intake of tobacco if you want to save your teeth.

However, if you are suffering from the dental problem of toothache, you must visit your dentist at the earliest. Under professional help, the treatment will depend on the cause of the problem. If a cavity is causing the toothache, your dentist will fill the cavity or possibly extract the tooth, if necessary. A root canal might need to be done if the cause of the toothache is found to be an infection of the tooth's nerve. Bacteria that have worked their way into the inner aspects of the tooth cause such an infection. An antibiotic may be prescribed. Phototherapy with a cold laser may also be used to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with the toothache.

Home remedies For Toothache Pain Relief

  • A simple glass of warm salt water can help treat a toothache. Mix half a spoon of common salt in a glass of warm water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly.
  • Use of garlic can also give immense relief from toothache. Garlic has antibiotic and other medicinal properties that can be very effective in slowing down bacterial effects.
  • There is nothing more effective than cloves. Cloves have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and aesthetic properties that help alleviate tooth pain and fight infection.
  • Onions have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that can control a toothache and can be used if there is an emergency.


Taking good care of your oral health can keep all dental problems at bay. Use these home remedies for tooth decay if an emergency situation does arrive. Maintain proper oral hygiene and choose the right toothpaste to keep all dental problems away & ensure proper dental care.


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