A toothache can be a really painful experience. The pain is often worse at night, and it can make you feel nauseous. There are many different things that you could do to relieve the pain like getting in a hot shower or chewing on an ice cube, but what should you eat?
This blog post will share some ideas for foods that may help ease your discomfort.
- Peanut butter sandwiches – The oil from the peanut butter can help with inflammation in your mouth and throat, which may ease some of the pain. Plus, it’s a crunchy food that will take pressure off any sensitive teeth.
- Bananas are easy to eat without using too much force on your sore mouth or gums, since they have an inside peel and get softer as you chew them. Bananas also offer relief for dryness caused by antibiotics like amoxicillin (which is often prescribed after wisdom tooth removal.
- Smoothies made with yogurt make a great meal replacement because many people find dairy products soothing when their mouths feel raw and painful due to treatments for dental health issues such as endodontics.
- Yogurt and oatmeal are good sources of protein, which is necessary for healing. Plus they’re easy to eat without using too much force on your sore mouth or gums because you can dissolve them in a soup before consuming it.
- Mashed Potatoes are easy to eat and they provide a lot of relief for dryness in the mouth as well as calcium, which is necessary for healing.
- Fruit salad with yogurt dressing – fruit salad can be made by combining any fruits you like, such as blueberries or raspberries, with some low fat yogurt (or coconut milk) to make an excellent sweet/tangy sauce that will soothe those hurting gums and taste great at the same time!
- Tomato soup food provides moisture due to its high water content, as well as lycopene which can promote healing in your mouth.
- Soft bread or rolls with butter provide teeth relief while also releasing natural pain killers into your system when they are chewed on.
- Oatmeal porridge provides texture which helps relieve nerve endings in the teeth, but it’s also full of fiber, protein, calcium and vitamin D for other benefits. It’s easy to find vegan recipes too so no one gets left out from those nutrients.
Foods to avoid when you have a toothache?
A toothache is a very painful experience. It can make eating and drinking difficult, let alone it being hard to keep anything down. Some foods are good for you while others will aggravate the problem even more so before they do any good. This blog post will discuss which foods to avoid when suffering from a toothache and why they should be avoided.
- Acidic Foods such as citrus fruits like lemons, limes and oranges can be very sour and will make the pain worse.
- Salty foods should also be avoided as they may increase your risk of getting a cavity in that area.
- Salads provide plenty of fresh vegetables which give you something crunchy to chew on rather than soft items such as breads or crackers that might tear up your stitches inside your mouth if it has been recently stitched up.
- Dairy products should also be avoided because they can lead to additional inflammation of the gum tissue around your tooth.
- Carbonated drinks such as soda or sparkling water will increase the pain and can cause your toothache to worsen, so should be avoided.
- Spicy or salty foods hot foods should also be avoided, as they will further irritate your teeth and gums.
- Sugar-laden items like candy and chocolates must be avoided because they can cause sensitivity in the mouth which may make your pain worse or lead to cavities or other oral health problems.
Natural remedy for a toothache
You’ve likely had a toothache at some point in your life. Painful, right? But what can you do to relieve that ache? In this blog post, we’ll talk about how you can use natural remedies for pain relief.
Natural remedies are safer than over the counter medications and often work better too.
The first thing you need to know is whether or not the toothache is due to an abscessed tooth. If it’s not, then there may be something stuck between your teeth or gum line that needs removal. If it is an abscessed tooth then let’s get started with those natural home treatments:
If you have an ice pack at home, this can numb the area if it is placed on top of or around a sore tooth with gauze wrapped tightly for about 20 minutes before removing.
You could put some baking soda in a bowl and then dip pieces of clean cloth into the mixture to make homemade poultices that can help relieve pain from swollen tissues around your jaw. Put them on top of each cheek where the swelling is severe; leave them there for 15-20 minutes until most of the heat has dissipated; repeat twice more during the day for relief.
Some people find success by drinking warm salt water mixed with lemon.
Another option is to eat a small piece of ice as well. The cold temperature will numb your mouth and the pain may lessen. You can also try putting an ice pack on top of or around the tooth for 20 minutes before removing it in order to relieve pressure from swollen tissues that could be contributing to the discomfort you are feeling.