A toothache is regarded as a sharp pain in or around the tooth that occurs when a sensitive part of the tooth known as the pulp becomes swollen, commonly as a result of tooth cavity, which in turn is caused by tooth decay, although many other reasons may lead to a toothache.
By visiting the dentist regularly, you show more attention to the wellbeing of your teeth, and this, alongside avoiding snacks in your daily feeding routine, greatly reduce the risk of tooth decay, successively cutting down the risk of having a toothache.
If you want a quick remedy for your toothache, you should consider taking painkillers since they interfere with the pain messages sent to your brain by the nerve endings of your tooth, thus considerably cutting down the sharp stinging pain.
Filling a Ziploc bag with ice and pressing it against the paining area also eases the pain by an huge mile, since it cools the area, as is the case with most of all the other body pains you may experience.
You could also use a salt rinse to ease the pain of your toothache, by mixing is 1/2 teaspoon table salt, or sea salt, to 8 ounces of water, and gargling it then spitting it out instead of swallowing it.
Go back to first aid basics by cleaning the area using a cotton swab dipped in Hydrogen Peroxide as it will disinfect the area and ease the pain, but do not forget to rinse your mouth with water and avoid swallowing the Hydrogen peroxide.
Take a cotton swab and dip it in clove oil then gently rub it over the tooth and this should work just as well as the component in drugs that are obtained over the counter, since it is a natural remedy.
Take advantage of the healing property of peppermint tea by dissolving dried peppermint leaves in a cup of boiling water and steep for 20 minutes, gargle it in your mouth after it cools and spit it or swallow it for the best results and a pain-free tooth.
If you are in severe pain and wish to get quick relief, you should go for over the counter drugs from any of your nearest drug stores and get a liquid or a gel to relief your pain, owing to the presence of benzocaine in the said liquids, meant to be used for a short time.
All said and done, you are advised to visit a dentist for a check-up, to identify the source, and the remedy of the problem, since it may be an underlying issue that needs more medical attention than it already has.