Home remedies for tooth ache

Toothaches are painful and can be bearable only to a certain extent. Toothaches take place when the pulp or central most region of the too...

Toothaches are painful and can be bearable only to a certain extent. Toothaches take place when the pulp or central most region of the tooth is irritated or inflamed. Cavities, gum diseases, infections, exposed teeth roots, loose fillings, cracked teeth and many alike, are the probable causes of irritation/inflammation.

Toothaches should never be left unchecked, for the problem might worsen. Thus to be rid of this daunting pain, here are some effective home remedies:

1. Garlic

Garlic contains antibiotic and various other medicinal properties that are able to relieve the pain of toothaches and is a very effective home remedy. It’s simple; you just have to crush a garlic clove and mix it with either black salt or normal salt and apply it on the aching tooth. Repeat this for several days till the pain is gone. You can also chew on 1 or 2 garlic cloves as an alternative option.

2. Salt and Pepper

A paste of equal amounts of salt and pepper mixed with a few drops of water is really effective for applying on the extra sensitive tooth that has been aching for days. Both salt and pepper have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Thus by applying it on the tooth and leaving it on for some time your tooth ache will be cured in a few days.

3. Onions

Onions are simple tooth ache remedies which require you to simply chew on some raw onion for 2-3 minutes. The onion’s antimicrobial and antiseptic properties soothe pain and cure other symptoms by destroying any microbial infection which was causing the tooth ache. However, if you are unable to chew, then just apply an onion peel on the affected tooth or gum.

4. Guava Leaves

There are two methods for remedy using guava leaves- first being to chew on 1 or 2 leaves so that its juice will be spread over the affected tooth. Second is to boil up 5-6 leaves in water and add some salt. Then wait for it to cool down and use it as a mouthwash. Guava has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that relive discomfort, kill infectious germs and control inflammation that are causing the tooth ache.

5. Ice

Ice or ice cubes numb nerve endings, thereby alleviating the aching pain of your tooth. In case your nerve endings are exposed then do not apply the ice directly on the affected tooth. Wrap the ice in a thin cotton cloth and press it against the side of your cheek, closest to the aching tooth. Keep it there for some time. An acupressure technique wherein you rub the ice in between your index finger and thumb can prove to be quite effective too.

6. Asafetida

Asafetida has been known to be a good home remedy in treating bleeding gums, tooth aches and other dental problems. Add one and a half teaspoon of asafetida powder to lemon juice and slightly heat it. Apply this directly on the affected part to get immediate relieving results.

7. Salt-Water Solution

Add half a tablespoon of table salt to a glass of warm water and mix well. Use this solution to gargle and rinse your mouth. This solution comprises of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that eradicate bacterial germs causing infections resulting in the tooth ache or reduce the inflammation that was causing it.

8. Cloves

Cloves have a variety of medicinal properties such as antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties. All these help heal the symptoms of an aching tooth faster, and even prevent the tooth from getting infected. Just grind up two pieces of cloves and add a few drops of either olive oil or vegetable oil to form a paste. Apply this paste on the affected tooth. Similarly a second choice is to dab cotton-swab in clove oil and apply it on the painful spot in the tooth. The third option is to add some drops of clove oil to half a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it.

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