Toothaches can cause intolerable pain. Of course, if you have a severe or constant toothache or other mouth problem, you should visit your dentist in case you are dealing with a serious dental problem that needs to be treated.
Moreover, you may experience some minor toothaches and pains that can be treated at home, or at least alleviated before seeing your dentist.
Here we present you several home remedies that you can try next time you suffer from a toothache:
Clove oil is an old and popular remedy. What makes it very special is the chemical eugenol in the oil, which includes anesthetic and antibacterial properties.
If you want to use this oil for toothache, soak a cotton ball in a mixture made from 2-3 drops of clove oil and ¼ teaspoon of olive oil. Place the cotton ball inside your mouth near the aching tooth and bite down to keep it in place. It is important not to sleep with the cotton in your mouth.
You can find clove oil in pharmacies and health food stores.
Cough drops or lozenges usually contain a little anesthetic. In other words, they can help you eliminate minor tooth pain as well. Suck one or two cough drops, without chewing.
You can also apply Vick’s VapoRub on the outer part of the cheek, at the exact place where your aching tooth is, and then put a paper towel on your pillow and lie down on that side.
Rinse It Off
Often times, the teeth ache due to some food trapped between them. That is why you should try rinsing with mouthwash, flossing, or using interdental brushes.
Apply a hot tea directly to the tooth. Tea bags include tannic acid, which lowers swelling.
Place a cucumber slice on the tooth or soak a cotton ball in brandy. Alcohol also has many helpful properties, such as numbing the painful area. Also, many people say garlic, onions, spinach, wheat grass, or salt water rinse relieves tooth pain.
Natural Remedies that Can Help You Get Rid of a Toothache:
– Oregano oil. It can be used both topically and internally;
– Colloidal silver. It can be used locally, internal and for rinsing;
– Warm salt water for rinsing;
– Wild oregano oil.
How to use them?
Put a few drops of this oil under the tongue and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, rinse with colloidal silver. Spit it and then additionally swallow little bit of the silver, up to 250 ml daily. Several minutes later, rub the oregano oil in the area around the gums. Between washing with colloidal silver also rinse your mouth with warm salt water and still massage oil oregano on the gums.
Redo this method every hour throughout the day.
Additional Natural Remedies for Toothache:
Take a piece of ginger root, remove the bark and then cut it in tiny pieces. Put the pieces on the top of the aching tooth and bite it so that it stays in place. The pain will start decreasing slowly. Store the rest of the pieces in the refrigerator and repeat the procedure.
Black Cumin Oil
Make a mixture from half a teaspoon of vinegar and one teaspoon of black cumin oil. Put the mixture on heat, and after it is heated, leave it aside in order to cool off, and then use it for rinsing. This will help you prevent inflammations and infections in your mouth.
Essential Clove Oil
Eugenol, the aromatic chemical from the clove eliminates bacteria and eases pain. Soak a cotton ball in the oil and apply it over the inflamed tooth. Repeat the procedure when needed.
If you want to eliminate intolerable pain, use cold compresses or other cold stuff. Place the cold compress on the outside of the painful area to relieve the ache.
Visit your dentist immediately if the toothache continues.