8 Home Remedies to Kill a Toothache Permanently: Incredibly Easy Methods That Work For All
A toothache is something which we all have experienced at least once in our lifetime. According to a survey, more than 90% of adults have had some form of tooth decay.
That’s why we brought you some home remedies that will cost you nothing compared to the dentist’s fee. But we strongly recommend that if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any medical condition that may be impacted by herbal ingredients, please consult the dentist before using these remedies.
Salt water rinse
Saltwater is a natural disinfectant, and also an easy and effective remedy to cure a toothache. All you have to do is mix 1/2 tsp of salt into a glass of warm water and use it as a mouthwash. It also prevents swelling and cleans the area around a toothache.
Hydrogen Peroxide is a pain reliever and will help you to manage the discomfort. It not only can reduce plaque but can also heal bleeding gums. You can use it as a mouthwash just like salt water. To use it, mix 3% hydrogen peroxide with equal parts water. Do not swallow it.
Clove or Clove Oil
Clove has been treating toothaches for ages as it has eugenol, which is a natural antiseptic. In a pinch, use a small amount of powdered clove on the tooth or chew the whole clove a little to release its oil. Also, you can use a really small amount of clove oil (about 2 drops) and place it on the affected area until the pain subsides.
A cold compress is effective for any kind of pain you are experiencing. Use an ice pack or put ice in a plastic bag and wrap it with a thin cloth, place this on the aching tooth for 15 minutes to numb the nerves. It also reduces inflammation and swelling.
Garlic is known and used for its medicinal properties. It kills harmful bacteria and works as a pain reliever. The best approach to using it is to either make a paste of it and place it on the affected area or you can chew it slowly. You can repeat this natural treatment for few days until the pain is gone.
Guava leaves are anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial. They not only alleviate toothaches but also relieve mouth ulcers and swollen gums.
Either simply chew a leaf or two until the juice starts working on the affected tooth. Or, place few guava leaves in boiling water, allow the liquid to cool to a warm temperature, and then add a sprinkle of sea salt. Use this solution as a mouthwash.
Wheatgrass has antibacterial properties which offer both short-term and long-term benefits while preventing tooth decay and pain. For best results chew wheatgrass directly or use its juice as a mouthwash. It removes toxins from gums and also reduces bacteria growth.
Onion contains phytochemicals that target the germs responsible for the infection and gives you a break from the pain.
The best approach to use it is to cut off a piece of onion and chew it on the side of your mouth that is in pain. This allows the juice from the onion to penetrate your tooth. If the pain is too intense to chew, you can use a finger to hold the piece of onion directly against the affected tooth.
Even if your teeth seem strong and clean there’s still a chance you might experience this type of ailment. So please remember these remedies and share with your friends!
How to Cure a Toothache
Toothaches occur when the extremely sensitive central portion of the tooth, called the pulp, becomes inflamed. This can happen for a variety of reasons: cavities, a blow to the tooth, or an infection of the gums. Read on for information on how to cure a toothache yourself or determine when it’s time to go to the dentist.
Soothing Pain Quickly (Easy Methods)
1. Take a painkiller.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Aspirin and Ibuprofen, provide quick, effective relief for most minor toothaches. Tylenol is also a good over-the-counter medication. Having a throbbing tooth can impede your ability to eat, speak, and get to sleep. It’s also more difficult to treat the toothache when you’re in pain, so getting some relief from an over-the-counter pain medicine can help.
• If the pain is intense and/or you can feel it radiating to other neighboring areas such as your ear, head, or throat, then an emergency appointment to your dentist is necessary.
• Use only the recommended dosage printed on the package, or the dosage recommended by your doctor.
2. Apply a cold compress.
Fill a food storage bag with ice, cover it with a thin cloth or paper towel, and apply it directly to the tooth or the cheek area just outside the tooth. The cold temperature will help ease the pain. Using a ice pack instead of a bag will have the same effect, but be sure to cover it with a towel.
• There are cases of pulpitis when the pain calms down with a warm temperature. If the pain increases with the cold pack, switch to a warm compress.
• Do not apply the ice directly to the tooth. This will increase the pain, especially since teeth inflamed by toothaches are often quite sensitive to hot or cold temperatures.
3. Numb the area.
Buy an over-the-counter tooth and gum numbing gel to help ease the throbbing for a few hours. These gels are applied directly to the affected area and usually work for several hours, but saliva dilutes the effects of the gel and spreads it down your throat or over your tongue so do not swallow any.
4. Clean your mouth thoroughly.
Sometimes toothaches are caused by small pieces of food that have gotten lodged in the tooth and are exacerbating the pain of cavities or gingivitis. When this is the case, thoroughly cleaning your mouth can go a long way toward eliminating the pain and making the problem go away.
• Floss around the tooth. Make sure the floss goes up to your gums. Sweep it back and forth across the tooth so that it picks up any particles that have lodged there.
• Brush the area. If your ache is caused by gingivitis, this is one of the best ways to ease the pain. Brush your teeth for several minutes, concentrating on the painful area. Keep brushing until the area no longer feels as sensitive.
• Use a rinse. Finish the cleaning by using mouthwash to rinse away dislodged particles. Or, or pour a few drops of bee propolis into a half of a glass of water and use this to rinse your mouth.
• Keep it up. Use this routine twice a day, every day, and keep using it after the pain subsides.
5. Use a sea salt rinse.
A toothache caused by a blow to the tooth or a mild infection might go away on its own. To help it along, make a rinse with warm water and a spoonful of sea salt. When the salt dissolves, gargle the water in your mouth, making sure it splashes around the affected area. Repeat several times daily until the pain subsides.