Toothache is a painful sensation felt in a certain part of the teeth. This happens when a nerve to a tooth gets irritated. There are numerous causes of toothache, mostly results of poor hygiene. Some causes are dental infection, gum disease, plaque, dental decay, injury, cracked teeth, etc. Of course, it can be prevented through hygienic measures like brushing, flossing, and professional cleaning. Pain can also be relieved through painkillers but we could also try these easy natural home remedies for toothache:
Home Remedies For Toothache:
Almond Extract has a high alcohol content, making it an effective solution for toothache since it dries out the cavity and acts as a topical anesthetic. Apply a few drops on the painful area.
Oregano can help reduce tooth pain. Apply dried oregano directly on the tooth cavity. Alternatively, you can make a mouthwash using warm water, salt, and oregano.
Catnip is a garden herb known to have painkilling properties. To help reduce toothache, chew fresh leaves in the affected area of the mouth.
Clove is a natural anesthetic and antibacterial agent. You can directly apply clove oil to the painful tooth cavity by using cotton soaked in clove oil. Make your own clove oil by moistening ½ teaspoon ground cloves with olive oil.
A slice of raw onion can help reduce toothache pain. Hold the onion slice in your mouth and gently bite it down to release its juices.
Garlic has natural astringent and anti-bacterial properties. If you can bear the strong taste, chew or mash up a raw garlic apply directly on affected area. This can reduce pain and inflammation.
You can use cough drops as a painkilling mouth rinse. Dissolve the cough drops in hot water and use the solution to wash around the painful tooth.
Calming Herb Tea
You can make your own calming herb tea by mixing ¼ teaspoon each of cayenne pepper extract, lobelia, valerian root, and wild lettuce in a cup of hot water. Steep for 5 minutes, strain, and then drink.
Baking Soda Poultice
Make a pain-relieving poultice by mixing 2 teaspoons baking soda, ½ teaspoon each of garlic salt, table salt, and black pepper. Add lemon juice to make a paste and apply directly to affected area.
Mix warm water and table salt to make a saltwater rinse. Swish around your mouth and hold over affected area for as long as you can. Spit it out and repeat 3 to 4 times.
Tea Bag Compress
Make a tea bag compress by dampening a tea bag with hot water. Place directly onto the tooth for instant pain relief.
Peppermint oil is a natural painkiller. It can be applied to the gums of the affected area. Note that the application may sting for a few minutes.
Chew up a strong sugar-free peppermint gum and plug over affected tooth. This helps reduce pain by introducing peppermint and stopping air getting into the affected area.
Of course, one of the most used home remedies for toothache is toothpaste! Rinse your mouth with warm water and directly apply sensitive toothpaste to the painful tooth cavity. Let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing. Avoid drinking too much
For wisdom teeth or infant teething pain, rub vanilla extract directly into the gums. Do this by using a clean cloth.
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