The pain in and around the teeth and jaw is known as toothache. The reason I suffer from toothache is because of my love for sweets and chocolates. As a result of this, I have discovered several natural remedies that can provide instant, but short-term relief from toothache.
Suffering from a toothache can be a horrific experience. The pain can be changed from mild soreness to unbearable pulsating torture in your teeth and around your jaws. It is very important to know some home remedies for toothache as this unbearable pain can attack you any time of the day. These natural ways can relieve you from that killing pain in your teeth.
The reasons for such pain can be cavities, gum illness, a split tooth or a broken tooth, jaw joint issue, uncovered tooth root or a contamination. In a situation of a toothache, it is best advised to look for a dentist before the issue expands. There are few effective home remedies that can be of great help.
1. Salt and Pepper to relieve pain
This is an expensive way to kill unbearable dental pain. Salt and Pepper both have anti bacterial properties. Together, they can make pain reliving effects on tooth. Make glue like paste with equal portion of regular table salt and black pepper. Apply this paste on the infected or paining tooth for a couple of minutes daily for few days. You will feel relief from constant pain in gums and teeth.
2. Oil pulling to get rid of teeth infection
Oil pulling is an old age remedy to fight against bacterial infection in mouth, teeth and gums. You have to swish two tablespoon of oil for at least 15 to 20 minutes on empty stomach. Few days of swishing will get you rid of bad breath and yellow teeth also. Gradually, this will reduce the decay, pain and infection of teeth.
If your teeth are suffering from cold and hot sensation, try oil pulling swishing for a week, you will surely feel a difference. I can say this with my personal experience. The most common oils used for swishing are coconut oil and sesame oil.
3. Garlic for toothache
Garlic is a good pain reliever for toothaches due to its antibiotic properties. Crush a garlic clove or take some garlic powder. Mix it with table salt and apply directly to the problem area. You can also chew one or two garlic cloves. Follow this remedy for few days to get long term pain relief.
4. Cloves are natural pain reliever
Cloves are considered as a granny’s kitchen solution for toothaches that works every time. They have anti bacterial, anesthetic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that ease toothache and fight infection.
Smash two cloves and blend with olive or any vegetable oil. Apply this paste on the problem area. Alternate way to get help is to mix few drops of clove oil in a glass of water and using it as a mouth wash. It is helpful in getting instant relief from cavity pain.
5. Onion can help you
Yes, onions. Bad breathe can’t be worse than your pain in teeth. Their antiseptic and antimicrobial properties help to keep pain in control. They act on germs that cause infection. When you feel pain is emerging, simply chew a raw onion for few minutes to get relief. In case you are not able to chew it, keep raw onion piece at the problem area.
6. Ginger root is a good remedy
Ginger, like garlic has antibacterial properties. Bite some fresh ginger roots to get some help. Another way around is to infuse ginger root in water, let it stay for a while and then gargle it.
7. Salt in warm water can treat infection
Take a glass of warm water and mix a leveled tablespoon of salt in it. Use this water as a mouth wash. Flushing your mouth thoroughly with this rinse will lessen the swelling and inflaming. Salt helps in fighting with bacteria causing infection.
8. Ice cube pack at home
Ice packs helps in reducing the pain by desensitizing the nerve endings. Crush some ice in a cold cotton cloth and hold it close to jaw or cheeks. Sometimes contact with cold can exaggerate pain.
In case cold pack feels soothing, you can also put a crushed ice cube in your mouth or gargle with icy cold water for few minutes. The frosty ice water doesn’t let any bacterial infection damage your tooth.
9. Peppermint leaves to get rid of pain
Juice in peppermint leaves help to reduce pain in teeth. The key is to bite some fresh peppermint leaves right on the problem spot. Finding fresh peppermint leaves can be a task, dried leaves can be considered as an alternate.
10. Guava leaves is a herbal remedy
Juice of guava leaves help in easing tooth ache. When in pain, it will be helpful to bite two or three tender guava leaves. Again, if you are not comfortable by consuming the juice directly, you can infuse guava leaves in boiling water with some salt in it. Using this infused water as a mouth wash will help.
11. Turmeric for cavity pain
Antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties of turmeric make it useful in treating tooth decay and making gums healthy. Regular use of turmeric paste will reduce bacterial infection and relive pain.
Add few drops of mustard oil to half a teaspoon of turmeric powder, to make a paste that can be massaged on gums and teeth. Leave this thick paste for 15 minutes on gums before spiting it out. Do this regularly to get rid of sharp pain in teeth and jaw.
12. Tea bag for toothache
Infection in a tooth is a painful experience. Tea bag remedy is worth a try to get rid of this pain. Black tea reduces swelling and gives you temporary relief due to presence of astringent tannins. This is an age old remedy. So, sip up some black tea to lessen your discomfort.
Before opting for over the counter drugs to ease your toothache, trying any of the above solutions is recommended. These all are easy to follow remedies at home which can relieve you from pain at great extent. If the problem persists do take an appointment with your dentist at the earliest.
Neha Sadana (author) from India on July 09, 2017:
Hello, Thanks for sharing your tip to keep teeth healthy and none of the above remedies is costly. They are cheap and easily available in your kitchen.
OK on August 31, 2015:
You have included costlier techniques but missed a free of cost remedy. Why?
Try making the upper and lower teeth touch each other whenever you enter the washroom for whichever purpose.
This is an Ayurveda technique and followed widely. It works and does not cost any money.