Toothache can be a bothersome issue, especially if there is a teething child in the house, or an adult with a gnawing toothache. From difficulty in talking, to chewing to talking, the pain makes the victim go mad! Even if it is not a serious issue at times, many people consider it to be of serious nature and decide to head to a doctor’s clinic.
I would say that before pulling the plug, why not try a few home remedies, to cross check whether it can be cured at home or not! The home remedies are not just for free, but are effective cures, to relieve the pain caused by an annoying toothache.
Effective Home Remedies For Toothache Pain Relief
Many chemists store this wonderful toothache cure in neat bottles. It is nothing, but our very own homely clove, which can be so easily found in our kitchen shelves. The oil from the clove is believed to be a potent remedy for fighting pain. The spice is anti-inflammatory in nature and therefore provides immediate pain relief. Chewing a clove or two or trying to stick a little bit of the spice powder, to the spot, will give beneficial results in just a day!
If tea bags are there in your kitchen shelf, then you can immediately take out one of them for fighting toothache! Yes, the tea bags can be gently pressed against the tooth, to heal it. Simply wet the tea bag and hold it gently against the painful tooth. Apparently, the tannins in the tea bag help to reduce the swelling and give you instant pain relief. Try and avoid putting a cold tea bag. Soak the tea bag for a few minutes in warm water and then give a warm compress.
Warm Water and Salt Rinse
Even the doctors recommend this home remedy for subsiding swelling in the gums. Take luke warm water and add a pinch of salt in it. It should dissolve completely. Use it to rinse your mouth, holding it at the place of pain for a few seconds more, before spitting it out. Try doing it several times a day, for pain free results. The table salt is a potent medicine as it can kill bacteria in the mouth and help in reducing swelling instantly.
Whisky or Brandy
Many people might love the idea, but let me simplify. This treatment does not call for alcohol consumption, but only applying it on the pain causing area. Take a cotton swab and dip it in a few drops of good old whisky or brandy. Place it on the spot and allow it to stand for a few minutes, before removing it. This can be repeated as often as required. The results are quite good as it helps to reduce toothache significantly.
Using vanilla extract is great for curing toothache, other than baking! Just dab a cotton swab with a few drops of the extract and hold it gently at the spot. You can also put a few drops, directly at the spot, to cure the pain. The added bonus will be that you will simply great!
A pod of garlic should be peeled and dabbed in some table salt. Apply it the tooth, which is causing pain. Chewing the same can also relieve one from tooth pain. Although the taste may bother some, but the properties of it being anti-inflammatory should make up for every horrible taste.
Commonly known as ‘hing’ in every Indian household, the spice is primarily used to aid in digestion. However, very few know that it has pain relieving properties as well. To test the theory, you can try using a little asfoetida powder for your toothache the next time. Just make a little paste of the spice in a few drops of lemon juice and apply on the painful tooth. Applying it with fingers might turn messy, so stick to cotton swabs for application. You will see instant pain relief to your surprise!
Potatoes are good for bringing instant relief from toothache. Cut a small slice of the tuber and press it against the sore gum and leave it for a few minutes! Potatoes are known to be natural healers and pain killers. Right from external to internal tooth application, the tuber has performed brilliantly each time in relieving pain and swelling!
Eat the Leaves and Not the Fruit
It may sound funny, but chewing the leaves of guava plant, which grows right behind our house, is great for toothache. Next time, don’t bother to throw the leaves of the fruit, which come along with it, but simply use them, as a cure for fighting that gnawing pain in the tooth. Trust me, it may make you look like a cow chewing cud, but will eventually make you quite much like human, which is absolutely pain free!
Yes, ice has been known quite effective in getting rid of swelling and pain caused by a toothache. Just rub ice, on the cheek, right outside the aching tooth and see the pain free results. All you have to do is rub ice for about 15 minutes, at least 3-4 times a day, to get rid of the inflammation. Wrap the ice in a neat cotton handkerchief and rub gently on the cheek as many times as you want. This is a great remedy for toothache!
A toothache can be as a result of soreness around the tooth, a cavity, teething, or even an infection. The sharp, excruciating pain can happen to anybody and anywhere. Rather than panicking or rushing to a dentist, trying out the above home remedies, might do some trick of pain relief. Also follow the clichéd advice of rinsing your mouth after every meal and brushing and flossing twice a day, for a healthy mouth. A healthy diet, coupled with disciplined oral hygiene still remains the key to a germ and pain free mouth.