Last updated on March 4, 2016
A toothache is one of the things that we certainly do not want to experience. It interferes with our daily lives and stops us from enjoying our day. But then again, toothache can come unexpectedly. There is no particular time for it. Hence, it is important for us to be aware of some simple home tricks to help you get instant relief.
There are many home remedies for tooth pain that you can resort to, especially if there are no dentists yet to check up your pearly whites. Such home remedies are very helpful since it will help relieve the pain that you or any of your family members is currently feeling.
These home remedies for toothache are very simple to follow and you can do it without even shedding a sweat. Scroll over and see the list that we have prepared for you and hope that you can find something that you can use.
- Clove Oil
Apply clove oil directly on the painful tooth. This oil is proven to fight off bacteria and has an anesthetic effect that makes it a good home treatment for the painful tooth. It contains eugenol, which we found out as a local anesthetic. Even if it can sting on application, be assured that it will provide relief once it sets in.
- Use Soft Toothbrush
Preserve gum tissues and prevent it from further damage by using the softest bristle toothbrush that you can see.
- Drink Black Tea
Indulge yourself in drinking black tea as it contains astringent called tannins, which helps alleviate swelling and reduce inflammation giving you a temporary relief.
- Ginger and Red Pepper Paste
Create a powdered ginger and red pepper paste. Pour the two powdered ingredients in a cup and add 1-2 drops of water, then mix to make a paste. Roll a cotton ball into the paste and let it absorb, then place the cotton on your affected tooth. Be careful in doing this, as the paste can irritate your gums. Hence, you should ensure that only the tooth keeps in contact with the remedy.
- Ice Cubes
Another one of the home remedies for a toothache is the use of ice cubes for treating pain. Place ice inside a plastic bag, wrap it in a cloth and apply on the affected tooth for 15 minutes. This will help numb the nerves and relieve the pain. You can also place the ice pack on your cheek on the painful tooth.
- Salt Water
Mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Then, gargle the prepared salt-water mixture for 30 seconds before spitting out. It will clean the area around your affected tooth as well as reduce swelling by draining out fluid.
Clean your mouth using tincture of myrrh. The tincture will kill the bacteria and the astringent helps in reducing the inflammation. Simply simmer 1 teaspoon of myrrh for 30 minutes in 2 cups of water. Strain and leave to cool. Mix 1 teaspoon of the solution in ½ cup of water and rinse your mouth with it for 5 to 6 times a day.