A cracked tooth can cause considerable pain and discomfort, and you must schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately. Even if the crack is minor, you must visit your dentist because the issue may be more serious than you think, and you may require dental crowns or other treatments depending on the severity of the situation.
You may experience pain and sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures when you have a cracked tooth. You may be able to see the crack in your tooth when you look in the mirror, and for some patients, their pain will be mild, while others will experience severe pain. These symptoms will require you to visit a dentist as soon as possible.
There are things you can do to help eliminate your pain until you get to your dental appointment, and natural solutions may help temporarily relieve pain and sensitivity. The following can provide you with relief until you receive treatment from a dentist:
This is an easy way to cleanse the area around the crack. Mix one teaspoon of salt and eight ounces of warm water and swish this mixture around your mouth for about 30 seconds. Spit it out and repeat it several times a day, as this will promote healing.
Peppermint Tea Bags
Peppermint teabags are another easy and effective way to find relief after experiencing a cracked tooth because the tannic acid in the tea will help relieve pain and heal the crack. Place the teabag in boiling water for about three minutes, then remove it and allow it to cool slightly. Apply this teabag to the affected tooth, leave it in place for about 15 minutes and repeat this step a few times a day.
This contains anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties that can help treat a cracked tooth. Just cut a small piece of ginger, chew on it for about 15 minutes, and then spit it out. You can repeat this step several times daily until you notice an improvement.
This is another food with anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, and you can crush a clove of garlic and mix it with a small amount of water. Apply the mixture to the affected tooth, leave it in place for about 15 minutes, and repeat this several times a day until you start to experience relief.
Mix a few drops of clove oil with a carrier oil (olive oil, for example); apply this mixture to a cotton swab and place it on the affected tooth. Leave it in place for about 15 minutes, then rinse your mouth with warm water. Clove oil has long been known as an effective treatment for tooth pain, and you can repeat this step several times a day.
Wrap a small bag of ice in a towel and apply it to the affected area for about 15 minutes. Applying an ice pack to the affected area will help reduce pain and inflammation, and you can apply your ice pack several times a day.
You can try boiling a few guava leaves in water for about 15 minutes because they effectively treat tooth pain. Remove the leaves from the boiling water and allow the water to cool, after which you can take a cotton ball, dip it in the water, and apply it to the affected tooth.
Ibuprofen and aspirin are over-the-counter medications you can consider to help relieve pain and inflammation associated with a cracked tooth. Ensure you follow the package’s directions and never take more than the recommended dosage.
Are you experiencing a cracked tooth? Slipacoff Dental in Sarnia will provide you with professional treatment. Natural remedies you use at home can help provide temporary relief, but we will provide a permanent dental solution to eliminate your pain.
We will assess the severity of the crack and will present you with the best treatment options. We may recommend dental crowns for moderate cracks, which we can place over a cracked tooth. Dental crowns are custom-made for every patient, and we will ensure they blend nicely with your other teeth.
A cracked tooth can result from grinding or clenching your teeth, being involved in an accident or having weak teeth, just to name a few examples. Whatever the case may be, you will need treatment immediately, and we will discuss how we will fix your cracked tooth after examining the damage. If you need dental crowns, implants, veneers or a dental bridge, we do it all, and you can rely on our dentist for all of your oral care needs.