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’s a breakdown of the seven most popular home remedies for toothaches, along with a look at how effective they are:
Cloves have been used to treat toothaches since medieval times and knowing this trick can save you from experiencing a world of pain and discomfort. The active ingredient in clove oil is eugenoland this treatment is ideal for someone about to undergo a root canal or suffering from dry socket.
Just add a teaspoon of salt to a warm cup of water and rinse the solution in your mouth for about 30 seconds. Repeat this treatment several times a day. In addition to relieving coughs; cough drops can reduce tooth pain.
Wash It Off
Try gently brushing your teeth and flossing–this might bring some relief.
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.
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.
Black Cumin Oil
The famous Greek physician Dioscorides used black cumin seeds to treat headaches and toothaches. Black cumin, especially when combined with garlic, is regarded as a harmonizer of the imbalance which allows immune cells to destroy healthy cells. The technical language to describe this property is “immunomodulatory action.”
Placing an ice pack or a cold compress against the outside of the cheek over the area that hurts can relieve some of the tooth pain. This toothache remedy is very effective for tooth decay, abscess or joint toothaches and whenever there is tissue inflammation.
Dental infection, gum disease, plaque, dental decay, injury, cracked teeth, poorly placed fillings or crowns, failing or leaking fillings or crowns, or loss of a tooth (including tooth extractions), temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea are all common causes of dental pain.