Toothache is one ailment that can make your life miserable. The intense and unbearable pain won’t let you sleep, eat, drink or even draw in cold air through the mouth because of your tender tooth! Generally, toothache is caused when tooth decay invades or is about to infect the pulp chamber, which contains nerve endings and tiny blood vessels.
However, according to Philip D. Corn, DDS, Director of the Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry, pain is not the only problem, a toothache may be a symptom of several other things. It can indicate gum infection, molar decay or cracked bicuspid. It can even be fallout of sinus problem or simply be due to a piece of food caught between the teeth! Although, there are many over-the-counter toothache cures, they all have some side effects. Today, home remedies for a tooth ache are becoming quite popular.
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Home remedies for a toothache
The best ‘home remedy’ is to take good care of your teeth! So, always rinse your mouth regularly, especially after meals; brush and floss to remove morsels sticking between the teeth; and generally follow good oral hygiene. However, if you do get saddled with a toothache, opt for toothache pain home remedy instead of over-the-counter medication, since they’re safe and effective. Let’s see what they are:
a. Ice massage the hand:
Gently rubbing an ice cube in the area between the forefinger and the thumb for several minutes is an effective toothache remedy, as it eases toothache. It acts by overwhelming the pain impulses that usually travel along the nerve pathways. Ice placed directly on a throbbing tooth also helps ease the pain.
Placing a clove of garlic with little rock salt on the affected tooth helps relieve or even cure the pain.
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.
This rich source of vitamin C prevents tooth decay and also provides toothache pain relief.
e. Wheat grass:
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.
This bitter, foul-smelling resinous material obtained from the roots of several plants of the parsley family, helps in instant toothache relief.
g. Bay berry:
This is an effective toothache natural cure. Applying a paste made from bay berry bark mixed with vinegar helps relieve the toothache.
h. Oil of clove:
Clove oil, put directly onto the affected tooth or dabbed with a cotton ball on the decayed tooth, relieves toothache.
A pinch of pepper powder mixed with common salt is an excellent cure. It’s especially effective against the increased sensitiveness of the teeth.
j. Oil of oregano:
Oregano oil is an effective remedy for toothache, because it displays antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogens that cause tooth decay.
A salt water mouthwash gets rid of tooth infection and helps cure toothache. Thorough rinsing of the mouth with salt water is important.
One of the best quick-fix home remedies for a toothache is, of all things, a good strong drink of liquor. By squeezing a wad of cotton wool soaked in brandy or vodka against the affected tooth helps numb the pain. You can also make the gum numb by taking a swig of whiskey and holding it over the painful tooth.
Toothache can strike without warning and once it does, it just can’t be ignored. So, if you’re prepared to tackle this menace with homemade toothache remedy, you can be sure of a quick and effective relief.
Grandma hopes these home remedies for a toothache have helped you and I would love to hear more natural tips and results you have gotten with them. Have a pain free mouth tonight and don’t drink to much whisky in step L 😉