When you’re experiencing terrible, chronic pain from a toothache but your dental appointment is still days away, holistic health pain management could be a good option for you. Holistic health is based on the belief that all aspects of your physical, emotional, and spiritual health are connected. Holistic health pain management, while not a substitute for a good dentist, has proven to be effective for many people. If you’re interested in holistic health options, keep reading to find out more!
According to Guardian, a warm salt water rinse has proven an effective first-line of defense against tooth pain for many people. Salt water is a natural disinfectant, and using it as a rinse can help loosen debris that may be stuck in your teeth such as food particles. It can also help reduce inflammation. A hydrogen peroxide rinse can also help relieve pain and inflammation. If you want to try a warm salt water rinse, mix ½ teaspoon into a glass of warm water and swish it around in your mouth for about 60 seconds.
Like salt water, hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria, as well as decreases plaque, and can heal bleeding gums. Make sure to mix 3% hydrogen peroxide with equal parts water and use it as a mouthwash. Make sure not to swallow it.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a natural compound found in the Cannabis plant. CBD can be made into oil, gummies, and edibles. According to Sweet Leaf Farms, marijuana has been used for pain management for thousands of years. Recent research into CBD has shown that it may help reduce chronic pain. Unlike marijuana, CBD is non-addictive and is legal in all 50 states. CBD oil has been found to help reduce pain as well as possessing anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Cold compresses have been found to reduce swelling and inflammation, as well as reduce pain by constricting the blood vessels in the area. If you want to use a cold compress to manage your tooth pain until you can get to the dentist, hold an ice-pack to your cheek for about 20 minutes at a time. You can repeat this every few hours.
If you are suffering from chronic tooth pain, it’s important to make sure you go to a dentist, as holistic health remedies may not be able to cure your problem. However, using rinses, CBD oil or gummies, and cold compresses can help relieve your pain temporarily until you can make it into a dentist’s office.
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