Having toothache can be really uncomfortable and annoying. Not only that but it can even cause headache, fever, swelling around the tooth, sharp or constant pain.
The main cause of toothache is the cavities, but here are some of the other reasons:
- A damaged filling
- Infected gums/ Gum disease
- Repetitive motions, such as chewing hard foods or grinding teeth
- An abnormal bite
- Tooth decay
- Abscessed tooth
- Tooth fracture
- Tooth eruption
Today we all go to the dentist the second we feel pain. But all that medicine we get at the dentist sometimes cannot help us.
This is why we will give you the best natural remedies that are really efficient in treating toothache and will relieve your pain really quickly.
1. Essential oils
According to a study made in 2014, essential oils have been effective in inhibiting plaque as the medications are. Here essential oils and fluoride/stannous fluoride were compared and it was shown that they both have the same efficiency in inhibiting the plaque.
The good thing here is that when using essential oils you get no side effects. On the other hand using chlorhexidine can lead to stains on your teeth if you use it for longer periods. Essential oils can even help you with antimicrobial properties in the fight with subgingival periopathogens.
The best oils you can use are spearmint, cinnamon, myrrh, peppermint, tea tree oil and clove essential oil.
2. Peppermint tea
Effective treating of oral pathogens can be done with peppermint tea because it has strong antiseptic properties. Just use 1 teaspoon of peppermint leaves and leave it in the warm water for 15-20 minutes. It can relieve the toothache and it can help in case of bad breath.
3. Clove oil
High levels of eugenol can be found the clove oil, and this is why this oil has potent anesthetic and antiseptic properties. It helps to eliminate germs and soothe gum pain. According to some studies, clove oil has the same efficiency in treating pain as benzocaine.
You should mix 1 teaspoon of coconut oil with a few drops of clove oil and use the mixture on the affected area with a cotton ball. Keep the cotton on there until the pain is gone. You can also chew several cloves with the painful teeth.
4. Vanilla extract
Who knows that vanilla can be really beneficial in treating toothache? This ingredient has alcohol content in it and that helps to numb the pain and the scent can help you calm down the anxiety caused by the pain. You can apply some vanilla extract on the tooth 2 times daily to reduce the pain.
5. Turmeric paste
In order to make the paste you should use 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, few drops of peppermint oil and a teaspoon of turmeric powder. Put this paste on your toothbrush and use it as toothpaste. Don’t wash your mouth, and instead leave the paste to act for a few minutes.
Turmeric paste can help you because it has antibacterial and antiviral properties that are beneficial in reducing tooth stains, gum redness and bad breath.
6. Ginger cayenne paste
Mix ginger and cayenne with a little water to make a paste. Using a cotton ball put the paste on your painful area and let it act for some time. This paste can control the bleeding, treat the infection and even reduce the swelling and the pain.
7. Salt water gargle
Take one cup of boiled water and put one teaspoon of salt in it. Let it cool and then gargle with the water for 30 seconds. This can help you reduce the swelling, eliminate debris and ease infections and pain.
Another powerful thing that will help to eliminate the bacteria and reduce the inflammation is myrrh rinse. Just boil two cups of water and add a teaspoon of myrrh and let it simmer. When the mixture cools, apply it on the affected area few times daily.
9. Raw garlic
We all know garlic due to its benefits in eliminating viruses, bacteria and fungi. Wash the garlic and crush one clove. Let the crushed clove star for several minutes because the compounds need time to become active. Later put some salt on it and apply it in the painful area. You can also chew some garlic clove a few times daily.
Cold or ice compress on your cheek can also reduce the swelling and the pain before going to the dentist.
11. Chewing gum
You can chew a gum on the painless side to reduce the pain, or even stick it on the affected tooth.
By pressing your hand on the affected side you can relieve the pain. This is acupressure and it works if while pressing with the hand, the thumb and the index finger meet.