9 Natural Remedies To Treat Toothache At Home
By: Kratika Mon, 19 July 2021 6:53 PM
Toothaches are very common in people. A toothache originates in the center of the tooth where there is pulp. The pulp itself is irritated because the nerve roots are sensitive. This article is on the home remedies you could do to help you with a toothache.
There are different types of toothaches. One such toothache is an abscessed tooth which happens when a bacterial infection occurs in the person because of poor brushing habits and a bad immune system. There is a lot of pus that is designed to stop the infection from the tooth. If left not taken care of the abscess becomes a cavity which then becomes a possible site of infection which can make you very sick and lead to hospitalization.
Garlic is a good a way to prevent bacterial infection due to the ingredients contained in the garlic itself. The garlic fights infection and inflammation. You can make juice from the crushed garlic and place on the infected area with a cotton swab or chew on the garlic clove itself. You can also mix garlic and water and then drink it.
# Clove Oil
Clove oil has a couple of properties one of which is designed to remove germs and antibiotic in nature to help fight a toothache, viruses, and gum diseases. It also contains antioxidant ingredients as well to relieve pain and reduce swelling which gets rid of the infection.
How do you use the clove oil? Simply, brush your teeth. There are alternative ways to use clove oil such as making a tea. You can also use it in a medicine dropper by mixing a couple of drops with olive oil and putting on the painful area. You could also use a cotton swab and place it directly on the pained area.
You can also fry two to three crushed cloves and a spoonful of coconut, sesame or mustard oil. Blend together with the cloves to make a paste and then apply it to the area. Repeat regularly until it is gone.
# Oil Pulling
Putting oil on a cloth and pulling it through your teeth is a practice that was used to clean your teeth. You put the oil on the cloth and then pull it through your teeth to help with toothaches.
# Pepper and Salt
You make a paste out of mixing pepper, salt and a drop of water. You apply to the tooth and let sit for a few minutes. Do this for several days, until you no longer have toothache pain.
Onions have medicinal properties that help fix toothaches. You can chew on an onion which helps the pain. And if that does not work then you can put the onion directly on the bad tooth and let it stay there for a while.
Take one-half teaspoon of powdered Asafoetida and mix with two teaspoons of lemon juice and warm it slightly. Take a cotton swab and apply to the area. Alternatively, fry asafoetida in clarified butter and place on the tooth cavity. Do this every day, as needed.
# Warm Salt Water
Gargle salt water for a couple of days until the pain is gone. To make your own salt water, you can simply add a tablespoon of salt in a cup of warm water. Gargle until the whole cup is empty. Do this as often as needed to numb your tooth pain.
# Guava leaves
Guava leaves help relieve the pain of toothaches. Chew one or two leaves until the juice helps relieve pain. Alternatively, put four or five leaves in water and boil. Let the water cool and then add salt. Use as a mouthwash.
Spinach leaves also help to relieve the pain of toothaches. Use this home remedy in the same way you would use guava leaves. Alternatively, you can also eat salads that have a base of spinach instead of lettuce.