Toothache is the most horrifying pain. Cracked tooth, dental cavity, gum disease, loose filling and exposed tooth root are just some of the reasons you might be having a toothache. If you don’t have the time to rush to the dentist and you need a quick relief, don’t go for pills. Try curing your toothache with natural remedies that you probably have in your own home.
Here are the natural remedies that will cure your toothache in a minute:
Salt and Pepper
Make a paste by mixing water, salt and pepper. Apply the paste directly on the affected area.
Place a clove on the painful area and you`ll feel the pain goes away. You can also make a paste by mixing water and ground cloves. This paste works as anesthetic and will soothe your pain.
Garlic has antibiotic properties and can reduce the bacteria in your tooth. Crush a clove and apply it directly on the painful area.
Ginger has antibacterial properties and can really help you relive your toothache. Grab a slice of fresh ginger and chew it.
Warm Salt Water
Mix 1 tbsp. salt in a cup of warm water and use that mixture as a mouth wash. The salt will help you fight bacteria in your mouth and soothe the pain.
Onions can also help you relieve your toothache. Slice a piece of fresh onion and place it on the painful area.
The citric acid found in lemons can help you reduce the pain. Mix some freshly, squeezed lemon juice with a pinch of salt and apply it on the painful area.
Moist a cotton ball and then dip it in baking soda. Make sure that the ball is covered with soda. Place the cotton ball on the affected area. You can also make a baking soda solution by mixing 1 tbsp. of soda in a glass of lukewarm water.
Remove any trapped food
One of the first things that you can try even before at-home remedies is some quick cleaning. Try to remove any trapped particles of food that are lodged near the tooth and might be causing pain.
Avoid using the tooth
Until you can apply a remedy, take easy steps to control pain. Avoid chewing with that area of your mouth and with the tooth itself, for one.
Use a topical pain medication
Over-the-counter topical ointments are another option. These work by numbing the area around your tooth or by application directly to the cavity.
Apply a cold compress
Another quick way to reduce the pain of a toothache is to numb it with cold. Cold temperatures will reduce blood flow to area. You will experience less pain as the blood flow drops.
Make a bayberry paste
Bayberry root bark is thought to be a natural antibiotic and also contains tannins and flavonoids, making it astringent. When combined with vinegar to form a paste, is supposed to relieve tooth pain, reduce swelling, strengthen the gums.
Spice things up with a ginger and cayenne pepper paste
If your teeth are painful or sensitive, a paste made from powdered ginger, ground red pepper, and water can be applied directly to the sensitive teeth to relieve the pain. Both spices may be painkillers. They seem to work even better when used together.
Use tincture of myrrh
Myrrh is a resin that comes from certain thorny trees, and is used in things like perfume, incense, and medicine. Having astringent qualities, myrrh can reduce painful inflammation and also kills bacteria. Hence, tincture of myrrh has long been used as a home remedy for toothaches.
Apply a wet tea bag to the painful area
Like bayberry root bark, black teas contain astringent tannins that can reduce inflammation. Herbal peppermint tea also has a mild numbing effect and, anecdotally, may relieve pain. Many of these are often used in toothache home remedies.
Use high proof alcohol
This is not about drinking to dull your pain. Rather, potent liquors like vodka, brandy, whiskey, or gin may have some ability to numb your tooth if applied directly.