Toothache is a common reason for visiting the dentist. Pain from toothache can affect the teeth and jaws.Tooth decay is a common reason for toothache, which won’t usually get better on its own.
Toothache pain can be constantly throbbing, or may be set off by food or drink.
As well as tooth decay, toothache may be caused by:
- Tooth fracture
- A damaged filling
- Repetitive movements, such as chewing gum or grinding teeth
- Infected gums
Symptoms of toothache may include:
- Tooth pain that may be sharp, throbbing, or constant. In some people, pain results only when pressure is applied to the tooth
- Swelling around the tooth
- Fever or headache
- Foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth
Here is a list of some natural remedies that can help you deal with your toothache:
Garlic is an extremely effective toothache reliever! It has been known to completely cure a toothache. Some people even swear by chewing a garlic clove every morning for healthy, stronger teeth. But at the very least, you should give this a try whenever you need some relief from a toothache. Peel a clove of garlic. Press salt into the clove. Place the garlic clove and salt on the aching tooth.
Bite down to release a little “juice”.
Let the garlic piece stay by the toothache, biting down whenever you need relief.
Guava leaves act as a powerful natural aid to relieve tooth pain caused due to poor oral hygiene and bacterial infection. These leaves are packed with flavonoids (that shoes anti-bacterial activity) and anti-inflammatory properties making them a perfect remedy to relieve a toothache.
Clove oil may sting at first but you can feel the relief afterwards. Cloves are a traditional medication for numbing nerves. Clove oil has powerful properties that can kill bacteria. It can also make the area of your tooth numb which is why many people are using clove oil as cure for toothache. It was found out that the extracts from clove buds contain eugenol which also performs as a local anesthetic. Pouring the oil on the infected area may worsen the pain if it gets into the sensitive tissue or on tongue.
Cinnamon and honey
A simple paste made with cinnamon and honey can help provide toothache relief. Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 5 teaspoons of honey, then apply a small amount of this paste directly onto the aching tooth. Store the remainder in a small container at room temperature.
Turmeric is a well known spice for its antiseptic, antibacterial and analgesic properties that can aid in eliminating pain. It is considered to be effective against tooth and gum infections as well as useful in excruciating abscesses.
Warm salt water
The detoxing properties of salt, when combined with warm water, provide a cleansing and soothing effect on the affected area. Often, swishing warm salt water in your mouth loosens debris caught in teeth and can provide temporary relief.