Toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of the tooth is irritated. Each tooth has a dental pulp in the middle, which is very soft and spongy, containing lots of sensitive nerves and blood vessels. Inflammation of the pulp inside the tooth causes toothache. It can be caused due to dental decay or dental cavities. Drinking something hot or cold may cause toothache, as it touches the nerve pulp.Toothache is a common condition with the present generation due to the yeas and nays in their eating habits. The kitchen closet is really packed with effective home remedies for toothache.Here are the natural home remedies for toothache.
Best Home Remedies for Toothache
Salt and Pepper for Toothache
Salt and pepper, literally, from the table, mixed together, can be added to clove oil to create another alternative pain relieving application, as yet another home remedies for toothache. Apply the simple homemade formulation to the affected cavities.
Wheat Grass for Toothache
Chewing of wheat grass is among such home remedy for toothache. It is natural benefits can cure a toothache, as it draws the toxins from the affected tooth and related gums, while eliminating bacterial growth.
Brandy for Toothache
Squeezing cotton wool soaked in brandy against the affected tooth helps numb the pain or try taking a swig of whiskey and holding it over the painful tooth. This is one of the useful home remedies for Toothache.
Cloves and Margosa Leaf
Boil 5-6 cloves and 2- inch bark of a Margosa tree (Neem) in 1 cup of water. Strain and bottle. Store this in the fridge. Smear this decoction on the affected tooth.
Wheat Grass for Toothache
The juice of wheat grass is an excellent mouthwash for tooth decay and a natural toothache remedy. It also draws out the toxins from the gums and checks bacterial growth.
Bay Berry for Toothache
A paste of the bay berry mixed with vinegar is one of the best home remedies for toothache. This paste, applied on the affected tooth, will relieve the toothache. It can also be applied beneficially on the gums for strengthening them.
Diets for Toothache
Avoid or restrict diets rich in sugar as they result in lot of acid production in the mouth that enables the bacteria to thrive. That is why sweets are always taken at the end of a meal rather than between meals.
Vicks VaporRub for Toothache
Apply a dab of “Vicks vapor rub” on the side of the face where the pain is. Place a paper towel on top and lay down in bed. The heat from the vicks absorbs into the skin and brings you toothache relief.
Clove Oil for Toothache
Clove oil contains eugenol, a natural pain killer and antibacterial. Mix 2 to 3 drops of pure clove oil with 1/4 teaspoon olive oil. Saturate a cotton ball with the mixture and place the cotton ball beside the tooth.
Oregano Oil for Toothache
Oil of oregano is also favoured for pain relief on an aching tooth. I read this one in a folk remedy book but have never tested its effectiveness myself.
Garlic for Toothache
Among the most effective home remedies for toothache is garlic. A clove of garlic with a little rock salt should be placed on the affected tooth. It will relieve the pain and, sometimes, may even cure it.
Onion for Toothache
Toothache pain is often allayed by placing a small piece of onion on the bad tooth or gum, since onion has antibacterial properties that kill the germs in the mouth.
Salt water for Toothache
Just mix two to three teaspoons of salt in a glass of water. The salt draws out some of the fluids causing the swelling and has a general soothing effect. The saltwater rinse also cleans the areas around the infected tooth. Even unsalted lukewarm water (about body temperature) can flush out an irritating piece of rotting food and provide some relief.