There are temporary ways to relieve the discomfort and help control and possibly heal the infection, but you should really see a dentist as soon as possible. An infection is nothing to mess with and not to be taXXXXX XXXXXghtly.
To relieve a toothache
, you can use oil of cloves. You do not want to use too much clove oil at one time. Clove oil is very strong. What you do is dip a Q-tip into the clove oil. Dab the Q-tip on a gauze pad, removing the excess oil. Then, rub the Q-tip on the tooth and surrounding tissue. Clove is a natural sedative to the tooth.
If the tooth is infected, you want to see the dentist right away for an evaluation and treatment. Do not let the infection go untreated. For temporary relief until your dental
appointment, you can use colloidal silver which can be found at many health and nutrition stores. Silver is a natural antibiotic. You would use this the same way you would use clove oil. Colloidal silver may also be injested. Follow the instructions on the bottle.
If the tooth is cracked, broken, or a filling has come out, you first want to gently brush the tooth and rinse. When the tooth is clean, you can place dental wax or Orthodontic wax over the tooth to protect the tooth from air and debris, as well as your cheek and/or tongue from any sharp edges. This is only a temporary fix and the wax needs to be replaced after eating or drinking. You can find the wax at many health and nutrition stores, pharmacies, and some grocery stores. It is the same thing people use on their braces to protect their cheeks and tongue from any rough edges.
All of these are just temporary measures to relieve any discomfort. If you have a toothache and/or the tooth or gum tissue is infected, you need to visit a dentist for treatment. Do not let the tooth go because the tooth will not heal on its own. The longer you delay treatment, the more damage can be done to the tooth and surrounding tissue, which could lead to much more involved and expensive treatment.