Toothaches can range greatly, from mild soreness to an unbearable throbbing pain in your teeth or around your jaws. Some tortures are physical, others are mental, but the one that is both is DENTAL! A bad toothache has the power to destroy your entire life and the lives of people around you! This is the kind of pain that can turn the nicest person into a monster!
Some of the main causes of this pain are cavities, an infection, an exposed tooth root, a cracked tooth, gum disease, a loose filling, or jaw joint disorder.
If you have a toothache, it is best to seek immediate advice from a dentist before the problem worsens. You can also try some natural remedies to relieve a severe pain temporarily.
Below are the top 5 natural home remedies that may help lessen the pain till you find a more permanent solution:
Cloves have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and anesthetic properties that help rid tooth pain and fight infection. Put a few in your mouth, let them soften, bite them a bit between your non-hurting molars to release their oil.
Use a cotton to dab some clove oil directly on your bad tooth. Clove oil has amazing bacteria-combating properties—and it also has a numbing effect, which is why it’s an age old remedy for toothache. Today we know that this extract from the clove bud contains eugenol, which acts as a natural anesthetic. The oil may sting at first, but then heavenly relief sets in.
Warm Salt Water
A glass of warm salt water can help treat a toothache. Mix half a spoon of common salt in a glass of hot water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly. It will help reduce swelling and inflammation, and also fight the bacteria that cause infection.
Garlic is one of the most popular and widely used of all remedies in the treatment of dental issues. The traditional use of garlic has been given a thumbs up by studies that confirm the medicinal properties of garlic, mostly attributed to the compound ‘allicin’ present in the herb. Garlic is particularly useful in the treatment of dental caries and other oral infections. Mix a crushed garlic clove and apply it directly on the affected tooth to alleviate the pain. If you prefer, you can chew one or two cloves of garlic to get relief.
This tea has a nice taste and some numbing properties. Put 1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves in 1 cup boiling water and steep for 20 minutes. After the tea cools, swish it around in your mouth, then spit it out or swallow. Repeat as often as needed.