Toothache refers to pain in and around the teeth and jaws that’s usually caused by tooth decay.
You may feel toothache in many ways. It can come and go or be constant. Eating or drinking can make the pain worse, particularly if the food or drink is hot or cold.
Here are few natural methods which you can try at home and get rid of the tooth pain:
A fibrous root with a light brown outer skin, ginger root helps relieve a variety of ailments. According to California State University, ginger root soothes headaches, treats ringworm, upset stomach, sprains and bruises, and even helps calm the pain associated with toothache.
- OIL PULLING
Although the literature on oil pulling has increased substantially in western countries in recent years, there is still much confusion among dental professionals about the proper response to a patient who has adopted this alternative therapy. The technique of oil pulling has a long history of treating and aiding the health of the mouth and consequently the health of the body.
Use of garlic can also provide immense relief from toothache. Garlic has antibiotic and other medicinal properties that can be very effective in reducing the pain. Mix a crushed garlic clove (or garlic powder) with some table salt or black salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth to alleviate the pain.
- TEA BAGS
Place a small ice cube in a plastic bag, wrap a thin cloth around the bag, and apply it to the aching tooth for about 15 minutes to numb the nerves. Alternatively, that ice pack can go on your cheek, over the painful tooth. A warm, wet tea bag is a standard folk remedy for toothache that’s worth a try.
- PEPPERMINT LEAVES
Mint is an effective natural medicine for toothache. Crush few fresh mint leaves and apply the mint paste in the teeth whole. You can also extract the juice and can apply only the mint juice. Mint has a cooling effect. Mint juice application gives you the relief in continuous toothache. Moreover, mint juice has antifungal property and it kills the toothache creating bacteria.
- GUAVA LEAVES
Guava leaves act as a powerful natural aid to relieve tooth pain caused due to poor oral hygieneand bacterial infection. These leaves are packed with flavonoids (that shoes anti-bacterial activity) and anti-inflammatory properties making them a perfect remedy to relieve a toothache.
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water. Take 2 or 3 cloves and hold them in your mouth as close to the sore area as possible, and wait a few minutes until they start to soften. When they do get softer chew them lightly to release more of the oils, if you’re not too sore.
- SALT AND PEPPER
Salt mixed with pepper can be of great use when a tooth becomes extremely sensitive as both the ingredients have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
- ICE PACKS
To reduce pain and swelling of a toothache, use an ice pack on the outside of your cheek; do not use heat. Avoid very hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks if they increase your pain. For short-term relief, adults can apply an over-the-counter benzocaine gel to the tooth.
Plaque is a film of bacteria that grows on the teeth and other surface of the mouth. A study was performed to compare the effect of turmeric mouthwash to that of standard treatment-chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash in treating gingivitis and plaque.
- SALT AND WATER
One home remedy for a toothache is to swish salt water around in your mouth. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt into a cup of boiling water. When the water cools in temperature (to at least warm) swish some around in your mouth for a minimum of 30 seconds.