The onset of a toothache can be so painful that you think you will go mad if the pain does not stop. What can start up as a slightly annoying and sensitive tooth can flare up to a full dental emergency in a few hours. You can be sure that your dentist will not have any free appointments immediately so you have to sit out the pain until they can solve the problem.
Most toothache problems create swelling and sensitivity to cold and heat. So not only can you not chew any food because of the pain. You can’t eat anything that is very cold or very hot. So the misery is further increased by the fact you can’t even comfort eat to help.
The medicine cupboard will give you the standard pain relievers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. Relief for toothache can be found using these tablets but many people find that they do not work completely and much of the pain remains.
Relief For Toothache With Alcohol – 2 Methods
One home remedy that can help is with whiskey or brandy. This might seem a bit extreme but I am not recommending that you try to get drunk while you have your toothache. In fact you most certainly should not actually drink any of the alcohol as it will not mix well with the painkillers you are taking.
The main way to use the alcohol is by dabbing it on both sides of the bad tooth using your finger. You can also use a cloth impregnated with the brandy and put this cloth between the gums and the inside of the cheek. This can numb a wider area that simply dabbing on the tooth and in severe cases can help when the pain is more general rather than focused in one small area such as a single tooth.
The second way to use whiskey and brandy as relief for toothache is as a mouthwash. This can be quite hard to do as these drinks are very strong and they seem to be burning the inside of your mouth when you swish it around. But 30 seconds of mouthwash with a strong spirit will bring relief to your mouth.
You must not drink the alcohol as this will not help with the pain. When you dentist can see you, you need to be able to use any drugs he prescribes for you. Many of these drugs do not allow alcohol to be drunk at the same time.