Toothaches are painful and can be unbearable at times. Toothaches take place when the pulp or central-most region of the tooth is irritated or inflamed. Gum diseases, infections, exposed teeth roots, cavities, loose fillings; cracked teeth are the probable causes of toothache, irritation and inflammation. If left unchecked, the problem might worsen. To get rid of the extreme pain, here are some effective home remedies for toothache.
Garlic contains antibiotic and medicinal properties that relieve the pain of toothaches. You just have to crush a garlic clove, mix it with either black salt or normal salt and apply it on the aching tooth. Repeat this for several days till the pain is gone. You can also chew on 1 or 2 garlic cloves as an alternative option.
2. Salt and Pepper
A paste of equal amounts of salt and pepper mixed with a few drops of water is really effective for applying on a sensitive aching tooth. Both salt and pepper have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Applying it on the tooth and leaving it on for some time will cure the toothache in a few days.
Just chew on some raw onion for 2-3 minutes. The onion’s antimicrobial and antiseptic properties relieve pain and destroy any microbial infection which was causing the toothache. If you are unable to chew, then just apply an onion peel on the affected tooth or gum.
4. Guava Leaves
Chew on 1 or 2 leaves to spread the juice over the affected tooth. You can also boil up 5-6 leaves in water and add some salt. Wait for it to cool down and use it as a mouthwash. Guava has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties that kill infectious germs and control inflammation in toothache.
Ice or ice cubes numb nerve endings that relieve toothache. Do not apply ice directly in case your nerve endings are exposed. Wrap the ice in a thin cotton cloth and press it against the side of your cheek, closest to the aching tooth. Keep it there for some time. You can also rub the ice in between your index finger and thumb which is an effective acupressure technique.
Asafetida is a good home remedy in treating bleeding gums, toothaches and other dental problems. Add one and a half teaspoon of asafetida powder to lemon juice, then heat it a bit. Apply this directly on the affected tooth for best results.
7. Salt-Water Solution
Combine half a tablespoon of table salt to a glass of warm water, mix well. Gargle and rinse your mouth with the solution. The saline solution comprises of antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities that eradicate bacterial germs causing infections resulting in the toothache.
Cloves are the best remedy for toothache. It has a variety of antioxidants, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anaesthetic properties. All these help heal an aching tooth faster and even prevent the tooth from getting infected. Grind up two pieces of cloves with a few drops of either olive oil or vegetable oil to form a paste. Apply this paste on the affected tooth.
A second choice is to dab cotton-swab in clove oil and apply it on the painful spot in the tooth. The third option is to add some drops of clove oil to half a glass of water and rinse your mouth with it.