Toothaches are extremely painful and are not something anyone wants to have. Often, the pain is worse when you are chewing or drinking something that is sour, hot or cold. Many home remedies exist to ease the pain until you can see a dentist.
10 Home Remedies for Toothache
Wrap a small ice cube in plastic and then put a thin cloth around it. Put this on the cheek over the sore tooth. You can also put ice right on the tooth or rub your finger and thumb over an ice cube and rub the cold fingers near the affected area. Cold will numb the nerves and dull the pain.
Warm Salt Water
Using warm salt water as a mouthwash will relieve pain of a toothache. Just mix half a spoonful of salt into a glass of warm water. This solution will also kill any bacteria that may cause infection.
The antibiotic properties in garlic make it an excellent choice for treating a toothache. You only need to crush garlic and add some rock salt, then put it right on the tooth to help with the pain. Garlic powder can be used if you do not have fresh garlic. If you want, chew the garlic to get fast pain relief.
As soon as you feel pain in a tooth, chew on a raw onion to relieve the ache. Even if you cannot chew it, put a piece of onion on the sore tooth to get the most of the onion’s antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.
Clove is exceptionally good when you have a toothache. It has anti-inflammatory, anesthetic and anti-bacterial agents to help in relieving the pain. As soon as you feel pain in a tooth, put a small amount of clove oil on the tooth. Another option is to put a few drops of clove oil in a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it. Or, you can mix a little cooking oil with ground cloves and put that on the tooth.
Wheatgrass also contains antibacterial properties to stop the pain of a toothache. Use the juice of wheatgrass as a mouthwash to remove the toxins from around your tooth and slow down the growth of bacteria. Wheatgrass can be chewed if you want to.
When you have a toothache, chew a few guava leaves until you feel some relief. Another way to get guava’s benefits is to put four or five leaves in water and boil it. Add salt when the water cools and use it as a mouthwash. Raw spinach leaves can also help with toothaches.
Pepper and Salt
When a tooth becomes even more sensitive, salt and pepper mixed together is an awesome remedy to try at home. Mix them in equal amounts with a few drops of water to make a paste and place this on the sore area.
Use bay berry to treat a toothache by making a paste of bay berry bark and vinegar. Put this paste on the sore tooth to get relief. This mixture will also make your gums stronger.
Bleeding gums and toothaches can both be helped by using powdered asafetida and lemon juice to make a paste. Put this paste on the sore area. You can also fry asafetida in butter to and apply to a toothache for relief.
Here is a video to teach you how to treat instant toothache.
Preventative Measures for Toothache
Consume Less Sugar
Foods that are high in sugar are bad for your health and your teeth. Eating less sugar means you will not have to worry as much about tooth decay and cavities.
Brush Teeth Properly
You need to brush your teeth three times a day with a proper toothbrush. Do not brush too hard as this may cause enamel breakage. Brush in small circles and not back and forth when cleaning the outside of your teeth. Using straight lines is fine when brushing chewing areas. Brush for three minutes to be sure you have removed all plaque.
Use Dental Floss
You need to use dental floss to get to the areas that cannot be reached with a toothbrush.
Visit Dentist Regularly
You should plan a trip to your dentist every six months to make sure your teeth are healthy and clean.