- Author Nate Rodney
- Published February 22, 2012
- Word count 431
Suffering from a toothache is one of the most uncomfortable experiences one can have. Severe pain from a toothache can make you immobilized – it is not unheard of to just want to curl up into a ball when the toothache hits you. Excruciating tooth pain can effectively be addressed by a dentist, but there are some ways you can do in the comfort of your own home to temporarily relieve the discomfort.
Are you suffering from a toothache, and would like to do something in the comfort of your home before you have the chance to go for a dental checkup? See the list below of some effective natural remedies you can do at home to temporarily relieve the pain caused by toothache. However, the remedies below are not toothache solutions in themselves; the remedies given below should not replace professional dental attention – you will still need to go see your dentist to get the proper (and long-lasting) toothache dental treatment.
• Gargling with warm water mixed with salt can effectively alleviate the pain from a toothache, and can also fight the infection that causes the pain inside the mouth.
• Placing a garlic clove on the cavity of an aching tooth will provide immediate pain relief. You can also add a little rock salt to the garlic clove for additional healing and disinfecting power.
• Applying a combination of table salt and pepper powder (about a pinch of each ingredient) to the aching tooth can ease the discomfort caused by the toothache.
• Put a little clove oil onto the affected area of the tooth (and the gums surrounding the area) to relieve the pain and discomfort.
• Chewing guava tree leaves (make sure they are clean first!) eases discomfort caused by a toothache.
• A paste made from combining turmeric powder and mustard oil provides effective toothache cure; the turmeric and mustard oil combination has powerful antimicrobial properties that can fight harmful bacteria that causes the toothache.
• An ice pack can be placed on the cheeks, directly on the area where the painful tooth is inside the mouth. The cold ice pack will provide relief from the toothache.
• An ice cube can also be placed directly onto the aching tooth to temporarily relieve pain, by numbing the area.
• A piece of onion placed directly on the affected tooth (or inside the cavity, if present) can alleviate the discomfort caused by a toothache. The onion’s anti-bacterial properties will effectively kill the germs that are causing the toothache.
• A few drops of vanilla extract applied onto the painful tooth will provide temporarily relief from a toothache.