A toothache is miserable. When you have a severe toothache, it is hard to focus on anything other than relieving your pain. Sometimes an over-the-counter pain medication will provide temporary relief, other times they are of little help.
When over-the-counter pain relievers are not the answer, there are many natural home remedies that will alleviate your symptoms. You don’t need to suffer while you wait to have your painful tooth repaired.
In addition to relieving your pain, many of these home remedies also have antiseptic properties. You can knock out the pain while punching back at any lingering infection.
You can stop the torture with these 14 easily obtained, natural home remedies for toothache pain.
Fast and Effective Relief from Cloves
Clove contains eugenol, an anesthetic with antiseptic properties. Clove is easy to use. First try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water.
Then you can either place a pinch of ground clove on the area or hold a whole clove in your mouth until it softens. After the whole clove softens, bite it gently to release more eugenol. The eugenol will dull the throbbing pain in your jaw.
If you have clove essential oil, you can mix three or four drops with half a teaspoon of olive oil. Apply the mixture (a small amount) with a cotton swab.
It is important that you do not to use the essential oil without first diluting it with the olive oil. Essential oils are extremely concentrated.
Zap Your Pain with Turmeric Paste
This amazing herb has a lot of health benefits. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and has curcumin. This component of turmeric is a natural pain reliever. All you need to do is make a paste with turmeric powder and water.
You can either apply the paste directly to your tooth or put the turmeric paste on a piece of cotton and place it on the painful area. The curcumin in the turmeric paste will eliminate your pain.
Find Relief in a Multitasking Brown Bottle
To use hydrogen peroxide to treat your toothache, mix an equal amount of hydrogen peroxide and water. Try using the peroxide and water solution to rinse your mouth for two minutes, then spit it out.
Follow by rinsing a few times with plain water. Repeat this process every two hours. Hydrogen peroxide effectively kills bacteria, but should not be used full strength. This treatment is especially effective on a tooth that has abscessed.
Take This with a Pinch of Salt
You can use ordinary salt and pepper to feel better fast. Pepper and salt both have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Simply mix an equal amount of salt and pepper with a few drops of water. Apply this paste to your tooth and let the mixture sit on the area for a few minutes.
Alternately, you could make a mouth rinse by mixing equal amounts of salt and pepper into a glass of lukewarm water. You can repeat this method several times a day.
The Power of Onion to Fight Infection
Surprisingly, your pain could be alleviated by chewing on a piece of onion. The onions antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. At the first sign of a toothache, chew on a piece of onion to kill any infection that could be brewing.
Treating the infection will eliminate your pain. If you would rather not chew on onion, you also have the option of squeezing juice from the onion and applying the juice to the affected tooth with a cotton swab.
Asafetida May Be Your Solution
Asafetida is a spice used in Indian cuisine and has a flavor similar to onion or leak. With asafetida, you will relieve the pain while the antiseptic properties fight any infection. Try adding half of a teaspoon of asafetida to two teaspoons of lemon juice.
Warm the solution slightly and use a piece of cotton to apply it to your bad tooth. You should avoid using asafetida if you are pregnant, nursing or have a convulsive disorder.
Banish Infection with Coconut Oil
Oil pulling will do more than whiten your teeth. The coconut oil will pull out toxins and help eliminate the cause of your pain. The process is simple. Swish a tablespoon of organic coconut oil in your mouth for ten to twenty minutes.
Do not swallow the oil. When you are finished, spit the oil into the trash. Spitting into a sink can result in plumbing problems.
Not Just for Baking
If you have pure vanilla extract on hand, you can use this baking staple to treat your toothache. The first option is to swish a bit of extract in your mouth for a few minutes, and then spit it out.
The second method is to apply the product to a cotton ball and place it over the tooth. Proceed with this remedy cautiously. Vanilla extract tastes great in baked good, but not straight out of the bottle. Vanilla extract contains eugenol, which is also used in temporary fillings.
A Bulb or Clove Will Do
Garlic is a natural antibiotic because it contains allicin, an organo sulfur compound. To tap into the healing properties of garlic, you can either chew the garlic, or crush the garlic into a glass of water and use the resulting solution to rinse your mouth.
You also have the option of rubbing fresh garlic on the affected tooth. You may feel a slight burning sensation, but the garlic will eliminate any infection and ease your toothache pain.
Tap the Cooling Power of Mint
Peppermint has natural anti-bacterial properties. You can take advantage of the healing and pain- relieving effects of peppermint to treat your toothache pain. Simply brew a cup of strong peppermint tea.
You can sip the tea, holding the tea in your mouth before swallowing, or use the cooled tea as a mouth rinse and spit it out. The active ingredient in peppermint is menthol, which is often used in topical pain relief medications.
Harness the Benefits of Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is another multi-tasking product that can also eliminate toothache pain. You can rinse your mouth with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
Hold in in your mouth for a few minutes and then spit it out. You can also place a bit of the vinegar on a cotton ball and place it on the affected tooth. You will be treating the pain while eliminating the infection.
Turn Up the Heat with Cayenne Pepper
You can treat your toothache by combining equal amounts of powdered ginger and cayenne pepper. Add enough water to make a paste and apply this mixture to the painful area with a small piece of cotton.
You will want to avoid getting this solution on your tongue. Keep the cotton in place as long as you can without swallowing. This treatment will reduce inflammation and control pain.
Have Some Ice on Hand
Some people find it helpful to place a bit of ice on a bad tooth, while others find this solution painful. You can use ice to alleviate your toothache without having to place the ice on your tooth.
Hold ice in the hand of the same side of your body as the toothache. Rub or hold the ice on the area of skin between your thumb and forefinger until the area is numb. This can disrupt the pain signals and freeze out pain.
Pain Relief in a Tea Bag
Black tea contains tannic acid, a naturally occurring astringent. You can use black tea to alleviate toothache pain. All you need is a tea bag that has been soaked in water.
Squeeze out some of the excess water and place the tea bag on your painful tooth. The astringent properties of the tannic acid will reduce some of the inflammation. Reducing the inflammation could ease the pain.
Toothache pain can range from mild to excruciating, and your toothache could catch up with you when you are unprepared. There are many ways to control toothache pain using natural products such as clove, coconut oil, peppermint tea and apple cider vinegar.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to find a toothache remedy using products you already have in your home. The best treatments will alleviate your pain while treating any underlying infection. Having an infection is one of the leading causes of tooth pain.
Of course, the best solution to toothache pain would result from a visit to your dentist. Until then, you have fourteen natural options to relieve your toothache.
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