10 Home Remedies for Bothersome Toothache

Toothaches can be painful and bothersome enough to interfere with your everyday life. Fortunately, there are a number of options for relieving toothache, and some of which can be found just inside your cupboard.

Asafetida – Dental problems such as toothaches and bleeding gums can be treated at home with the use of asafetida. Simply add a pinch or one-half teaspoon of powdered asafetida to two teaspoons of lemon juice and then warm it slightly. Use a cotton pad to apply the solution on the affected area. This will give you quick relief from the pain.

Baking Soda – Using baking soda may sting a bit but in all cases it will get rid of a lot of bacteria in your mouth that might be causing the pain. You can add water and apply it directly to your tooth, or use it as a mouth rinse.

Cucumber – With soothing and hemostatic effects, cucumber can retard blood flow to the affected tooth while soothing it. Slice a small piece, and apply it to the tooth area. Do not use a cucumber that is taken directly from the refrigerator. It should be room temperature before you use it.

Garlic – Garlic has antibiotic and other medicinal properties that can be very effective in reducing the pain. Mix a crushed garlic clove (or garlic powder) with some table salt or black salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth to alleviate the pain. If you prefer, you can chew one or two cloves of garlic to get relief. Repeat this natural treatment for a few days.

Oil of Cloves – Oil of Cloves contains antimicrobial and pain relieving properties that can help ease a toothache. Simply mix 2-3 drops of clove oil with olive oil or cooking oil and saturate a piece of cotton. Place the soaked cotton on the bothersome area, and bite down.

Onion – Onions contain anti-bacterial properties that will help eliminate bacteria in the mouth thus protecting the teeth from further decay. Just place a piece of raw onion on the affected area and hold for a while.

Peppermint Oil – Shown to be an effective antibacterial and antiviral, peppermint oil also has mild anesthetic properties, which makes it ideal for temporary treatment of tooth pain. With a cotton swab, dab a small amount of the oil on and around the tooth.

Salt Water – Saltwater helps remove any food particles trapped between your teeth. Mix warm water with about a tablespoon of salt. Swish the mixture around in your mouth for as long as you can. Do not swallow the mixture. Repeat as needed.

Onion – Onions contain anti-bacterial properties that will help eliminate bacteria in the mouth thus protecting the teeth from further decay. Just place a piece of raw onion on the affected area and hold for a while.

Peppermint Oil – Shown to be an effective antibacterial and antiviral, peppermint oil also has mild anesthetic properties, which makes it ideal for temporary treatment of tooth pain. With a cotton swab, dab a small amount of the oil on and around the tooth.

Salt Water – Saltwater helps remove any food particles trapped between your teeth. Mix warm water with about a tablespoon of salt. Swish the mixture around in your mouth for as long as you can. Do not swallow the mixture. Repeat as needed.

Tea – Compounds in herbal tea can fight infection, inflammation. You can also moisten the tea with warm water, and place it on your tooth to relieve pain.

Vinegar – With cleaning and astringent properties, vinegar can clean your mouth while soothing your pain. A cotton ball soaked in vinegar can end toothache pain.

Toothache can be a sign of a more serious dental problem. So while the above tips can be used to relieve toothache, it is still very important to consult with your dentist. At Arcadia Dental Arts, we have the expertise and the most advanced facility to provide you with dependable oral health care solutions.

 

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