A toothache can be mild or severe pain in and around your teeth. Most of us have faced this once or twice in our lives and we all know how bad excruciating tooth pain can be. There are many reasons why your teeth may ache. It can be because of tooth decay, an infection, a loose filling or receding gums. Whatever the cause, it is important to figure out the source and cause of pain and then go for proper treatment.
While you should visit the doctor immediately when you have a toothache, here are some home remedies to give you temporary relief. However, make sure you consult a doctor before using any of them as a quick relief technique for your toothache.
Home remedies for toothache
1. Salt water to the rescue
The first remedy you should look when you need temporary relief from a toothache is salt water rinse. Saltwater is a natural disinfectant and helps loosen food particles or anything stuck between your teeth.
2. Cold compress
Another fast relief method that works like magic is a cold compress. Applying a cold compress to an area causes the blood vessels to constrict. This reduces pain and inflammation. To do this hold a towel-wrapped bag of ice on the affected area. Keep for 20 minutes and repeat this every few hours.
3. Peppermint tea bags
Another thing you can use is Peppermint tea bags. Peppermint bags can be used to numb the pain. For this take a used tea bag and then apply to the affected area. You can also keep the tea bag in the fridge and use it like a cold compress for your teeth.
4. Use vanilla extract
Vanilla extracts have alcohol that can help ease your toothache. To make sure you get relieved of the tooth pain, use real vanilla rather than imitation vanilla.
Another desi way of getting temporary relief from toothache is using clove. Clive has been used for toothaches from the medieval era. The oil in clove can numb your nerves, reduce inflammation and give you the temporary relief you are looking for! To use this method, dilute clove oil with a carrier oil, like sunflower or jojoba oil. Keep it in a ratio of 15 drops of clove oil: 1 ounce of carrier oil.
Disclaimer: We hope that the advice is helpful to you, however, this is strictly the author’s view. We strongly advise you to consult an expert for a professional opinion.
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