Suffering from toothache? These home remedies may relieve your pain.
Having a toothache is a real pain as it irritates you all the time and makes it difficult for you to eat, sleep or simply, concentrate on anything. Cavity, gum disease, abscess and many other things can cause your toothache and if not cured immediately, it can lead to some serious oral diseases. While it’s best to consult with a dentist as soon as possible, the following are some simple home remedies which can give you a temporary relief for your toothache.
- Salt water rinse: Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water is the most simple yet effective remedy to heal toothache. It removes food particles or debris stucked in your teeth or cavities and reduces inflammation and swelling, all of which result in treating toothache. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt into a glass of water and dissolve it, swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds and then spit it out. Repeat this process quite often and see the result.
- Cloves: Eugenol, a chemical found in cloves, works as a natural antiseptic. Cloves also contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds that fight against infection and reduce toothache. Dip a soft cotton ball into some clove oil, hold it against the affected area for 30 minutes and repeat this process twice a day.
- Cold Compress: A cold compress helps the blood vessels to constrict, improves the blood flow in the affected area, reduces swelling and inflammation, all of which result in easing toothache. Just take some ice cubes and wrap them into a towel, hold it on the affected area and leave it until you feel relief.
- Hydrogen Peroxide mouthwash: Rinsing your mouth with hydrogen peroxide protects your teeth from gums and bacteria, reduces inflammation, plaque and infections, all of which eventually result in preventing toothache. Mix 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with equal amount of water, swish it around your mouth (make sure that you shouldn’t swallow this) for 30 seconds and then spit it out. Then wash your mouth properly with plain water.
- Peppermint tea: The antioxidant and antibacterial properties in peppermint reduce the pain of your teeth, by soothing gums and infection. Peppermint also contains menthol which has some numbing effects on the affected and sensitive areas. Add 1 teaspoon of peppermint leaves into a bowl of boiling water and allow it to cool. Then swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds before spitting it out. Or you can just put a peppermint tea bag on your teeth and leave it until you feel relief.
Also garlic, vanilla extract, wheatgrass, guava leaves, thyme and aloe vera are some of the simple yet most effective home remedies that may help you get rid of toothache.