How to get rid of a toothache
EXCRUCIATING Just one word is enough to describe a toothache
The throbbing pain in your teeth or jaws may also radiate to even cheeks and ears. Tooth decay, exposed tooth root, wisdom teeth, damaged filling and gum disease are some of the factors that trigger a toothache.
Effective home remedies for a toothache
- Take two drops of clove oil on a ball of cotton and place it on the tooth until the pain recedes.
- Take powder of two whole cloves and mix with little olive oil and apply on and around the affected tooth.
- Repeat this procedure daily for soothing the pain.
- Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of boiling water. Let it cool to lukewarm.
- Rinse for about 30 seconds.
- It not only cleanses the area around the tooth but also draws out some of the fluid that causes swelling.
- Repeat this procedure as needed.
- This also helps to relieve a sore throat as well.
- Boil 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves in 1 cup of water and steep for 20 minutes.
- After steeping let the tea to cool down,
- rinse it by swishing it in your mouth especially around the ache and then spit it out.
- Another remedy is to place a warm, wet tea bag against the affected tooth for temporary relief.
- Place an ice cube in a plastic bag and wrap a thin, clean cloth around the bag, and apply it to the aching tooth for about 15 minutes.
- This process will numb your nerves.
- This ice pack can also go on your cheek from the outer side over the painful tooth.
- Crush a garlic clove, or you can use garlic powder and add some table salt or black salt.
- Now apply it on the affected tooth to lessen the pain. You can also chew one or two cloves of garlic for relief.
- Repeat this procedure for a few days.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of asafetida to 2 teaspoons of lemon juice and warm it slightly.
- Use a cotton pad to dab the solution on the affected tooth.
- This will give you relief from the ache.
- Take equal amounts of pepper and salt and mix it with a few drops of water to form a paste.
- Apply this directly on the affected tooth and leave it for a few minutes.
- Repeat this daily for several days.
- Boil 1 teaspoon of powdered myrrh in 2 cups of water for 30 minutes.
- Strain and let it cool down.
- Swish with 1 tablespoon of the solution five to six times a day.
- Use this solution as a mouthwash.
- This solution is only for rinsing purpose so spit it out and remember to rinse several times afterward with plain water.
- Take some cayenne powder and add a drop or two of water to make the paste.
- Dab in a small ball of cotton and place it on your painful tooth.
- This can irritate your gums so place it exactly on your tooth.
- Natural therapy is the best way to get rid of relief where you do not face any side-effects.
- Try this method and goodbye to a toothache.