Tooth pain is something which has been bothering people from ages ago. There are different modern medicines which can help you relieve your pain, but you shouldn’t only rely to them, because there is an abundance of natural remedies which can help your tooth ache.
What are the main causes of tooth pain?
- Chewing hard food or teeth grinding
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Tooth eruption
- An abnormal bite
- Tooth fracture
- Abscessed tooth
- A damaged filling
The symptoms usually include a sharp, throbbing and constant pain, headache, fever and swelling around the affected tooth.
These 12 home remedies will help you relieve your tooth pain:
- Clove oil
This oil is rich with eugenol which has antiseptic and anesthetic properties and it will help you kill germs and relieve your gum pain. All you need to do is mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with a few clove oil drops and apply on the affected area. Once you feel the area is numb, you can rinse your mouth well. Optionally, you can chew a few clove leaves to soothe your pain.
- Ginger cayenne paste
This paste will help you reduce swelling, remove pain, fight infections and it will stop the bleeding. In order to make it at home you need to mix cayenne and ginger and some water. With a cotton ball apply the mixture on the affected area and leave it on as much as possible.
- Peppermint tea
A study in 2013 discovered that peppermint oil is a really good antiseptic and it can help in the removal of oral pathogens. For optimal results, you need to drink peppermint tea made from organic peppermint leaves. This tasty tea will help you remove bad breath and headaches, which can also appear as a result of tooth pain.
- Salt water gargle
In order to make this solution all you need is a teaspoon of salt and a cup of boiling water. With this solution, you will be able to alleviate throat pain and your swelling will go away faster.
With the help of myrrh you can fight inflammation and fight off different bacteria. You need to mix a teaspoon and 2 cups of water and cook until they start simmering. Use the mixture a few times daily.
- Raw garlic
Even though it has a strong smell, garlic is an amazing remedy which can help fight fungi, bacteria and viruses. It contains an active ingredient allicin, which has medicinal properties.
There are 2 ways in which vanilla works. First, it helps fight off anxiety which is caused by toothaches and it works as a numbing agent. In order to get effects, you need to rub the affected area twice a day.
- Turmeric paste
Turmeric can help fight bad breath, gum problems, tooth stains and irritation. You need to mix a tablespoon of coconut oil, with some turmeric powder and a few drops of peppermint oil and then brush your teeth with this paste, let it sit for some time and then rinse it off with warm water.
- Chewing gum
Although it sounds really simple, chewing gum can help you alleviate pain caused by tooth extraction. Chew the gum on the opposite side of your mouth and then apply it on the affected area.
Using a cold compress i.e. ice on your cheek will help you alleviate tooth pain and swelling which might be caused by any type of conventional dental procedure.
All you need to do is apply pressure to your hand on the area between the thumb and the index finger. Hold the spot for a few minutes and let go. The pain will disappear.
- Essential oils
Essential oils can be really beneficial in inhibiting plaque and they can be used as an alternative to chlorhexidine rinse. You can use different essential oils such as cinnamon, clove, tea tree oil, peppermint and myrrh.
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