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In a perfect world, you would be able to have a root canal and stop any tooth pain you were experiencing immediately. However, there are a number of reasons why the procedure may need to be put off. The dentist or endodontist may have a full schedule and needs to wait a few days before performing your treatment or you may have to wait until payday so you can afford it. Regardless of why you have to wait for a root canal procedure, odds are, you are likely in pain while you are waiting. If you are trying to avoid medications, you may be looking for a more natural way to treat the tooth pain you are experiencing. Here are three natural ways to treat tooth pain while you are waiting for a root canal treatment.
Olive oil can help to relieve the pain associated with a toothache and even help prevent infection. The best way to apply olive oil to a painful tooth is to soak a clean cotton ball in olive oil. After washing your hands, place the cotton ball in your mouth over the affected area. Try to pack it in so the entire tooth and gum area is covered with the cotton ball. Allow the cotton ball to sit in place for a couple of hours before removing it. This process can be repeated continuously or as needed, based on your level of pain.
Cucumber can naturally reduce inflammation and swelling around your gums and root. It is a great way to relieve pain both before and after a root canal procedure. Simply cut a cucumber into circular slices and then slice them in half again so it is half a circle. If the cucumber is cold, allow it to warm to room temperature. Dip one half of the circle in a small amount of salt. Place the cucumber along the painful tooth and gum line with the salted side facing the tooth or gum line. The salt helps to kill germs and bacteria, while the cucumber has nutrients that reduce inflammation, both of which can reduce your pain level. Allow the cucumber to sit on the tooth or gum area for five minutes before discarding it. Repeat this process up to three times daily.
Salt Water Rinse
One of the best ways to treat tooth pain while you are waiting for a root canal procedure is to use a salt water rinse. Mix one teaspoon of salt with one cup of warm water and swirl together until the salt dissolves. Then place the salt water in your mouth and swish it around. The warm water will help to sooth pain, while the salt helps to reduce pain and kills germs and bacteria to prevent infection. This treatment is the best way to prevent a dental abscess while you are waiting for your root canal procedure and is also so effective at killing germs that you will be told to do it after your root canal procedure as well. Repeat this process in the morning and evening for the best results.
If you need a root canal, you may be in a lot of pain while waiting for your appointment to have the procedure done. If you are looking to avoid pain killers, olive oil, cucumber, and a salt water rinse can be used to naturally relieve swelling and decrease the amount of pain you are experiencing.