Toothaches are no fun. And when you have a toothache, it seems that anything you put in your mouth worsens the pain--like certain foods, certain beverages or even just cold air. One thing that makes toothaches hurt even worse is having a cold or sinus infection. The pain can get pretty close to unbearable, and you should really see a dentist. But if you want to treat a cold-irritated toothache on your own, you can use some simple home remedies.
Things You'll Need
- Tea bag
- Cold medicine
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Warm water
Take some cold and sinus medicine like Tylenol PM or Dayquil.You’ll be more likely to cure your cold than you will a toothache. This won’t take away all of the toothache pain, but reducing the cold that is irritating your teeth will surely help.
Wet a tea bag. Don't get it sopping and dripping wet, but run it under some warm water. Open your mouth and place it on the teeth that are aching from a cold. You can put a little pressure on the teeth, but make sure you don’t break the tea bag open; it won’t taste good, and the tea grains won’t be easy to get out of your mouth.
Mix a small amount of hydrogen peroxide with a good bit of water. Don't swallow it, as It can potentially be dangerous. Swish it around in your mouth for 30 to 45 seconds. Do this over a period of a few days, after each meal or three times a day. This will help get rid of the infection.
Use numbing gel made for toothache pain irritated by colds. Spray some sore-throat spray in your mouth, in the vicinity of the tooth that hurts. It will numb your gums and help ease the pain. Numbing spray will also help to clear your sinuses and suppress the pain of a sore throat. Spreading numbing gel around and on your tooth and gumline will also help temporarily alleviate the pain.
Use a humidifier in your home or inhale the steam from hot water. Don’t stick your face directly into the water, though, because if it is too hot, the steam will be hot as well, and will hurt. But ingesting warm air will soothe your mouth, as well as your throat and nasal passages. It can help ease tooth pain and help kill the infection from your cold.