If you’ve lately been staying up all night due to persistent toothache, you might want to try some home remedies to help make it till the morning.
These remedies will only provide temporary relief since you can’t possibly visit a dentist during the middle of the night.
If your toothache becomes unbearable at night, here are a few things you can do to relieve the pain and have a goodnight’s sleep.
One of the many reasons why toothaches occur at night is due to our sleeping position. As we lie down, there’s a rush of blood to our heads that puts extra pressure on the mouth and other sensitive areas.
So, what you can do here is you can place your head in an elevated position on the pillow as elevation will prevent the pressure from developing in the sensitive areas due to increased blood flow. You can either use a very thick pillow for this or simply stack a few thin pillows to rest your head.
If you have a habit of eating midnight meals or snacks, make it a point to brush your teeth properly and thoroughly with a nice fluoride toothpaste. Even if you don’t have this habit, nighttime brushing is essential in any case.
Another quite effective home remedy for toothache at night is rinsing the mouth with a saltwater solution. This not only relieves the pain but also washes away the food debris from your gums and teeth.
If these home remedies don’t work out for you, it is best that you seek immediate professional help. Contact Jonathan J. Golab, DDS, PA at (469) 444-2119 right away to schedule an appointment with our highly skilled dentists who will help treat your nighttime toothache and suggest appropriate treatment options.