Almost everyone at one in their life has had a toothache and the need to provide a home remedy toothache as temporary solution until they can get medical attention.
Cause of Toothache
A cracked tooth, loose filling, gum disease or exposed root can all cause toothaches. Dental cavities and the resulting tooth decay can lead to a painful tooth also. If tooth decay is left untreated, the tooth beneath the enamel will begin to rot and the bacteria will continue to attack the deeper structures of the tooth (pulp), causing toothache. If the infection is not addressed an accumulation of pus can cause tooth abscess resulting in more pain. The gums around the tooth can also become inflamed called gingivitis.
Regardless of the underlying cause of tooth pain let’s take a look at some home remedies for toothache:
- Clove or CloveOil (Syzygium aromaticum) – place drops on cotton swab and apply to the affected tooth., or place a few cloves in the mouth near the painful tooth and suck on them. You can also try placing clove powder in an empty teabag and place in the mouth next to the painful tooth. Clove oil has antiseptic and painkilling properties. Quick results are usually obtained within 5 minutes. You can burn the gum, so don’t over do it.
- Onion (Allium cepa) or Garlic (Allium sativum) – keep in mouth as long as possible. Onion or Garlic is antiseptic and relieves pain. If you don’t have garlic at home, you can use a piece of raw ONION (Allium cepa) and keep inside the mouth, it relieves the pain and is antiseptic. If you can’t stand the smell of onion or garlic, than you may try GOLDEN SEAL( Hydrastis canadensis). Golden Seal is excellent for abscess conditions. Leave in mouth as long as possible.
- Asafetida – Simply add a pinch or one-half teaspoon of powdered asafetida to two teaspoons of lemon juice and then warm it slightly. Use a cotton pad to apply the solution on the affected area. This will give you quick relief from the pain. Alternatively, asafetida fried in clarified butter can be put in the tooth cavity for instant relief
- Salt Water -A simple glass of warm salt water can help treat a toothache. Mix half a spoon of common salt in a glass of hot water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly.It will help reduce swelling and inflammation, and also fight the bacteria that cause infection.
- Ice Pack – useful to keep infection from spreading until you can seek medical attention. Use ice for 5 minutes on and then 5 minutes off.
There are also a couple of homeopathic formulations you might also want to try:
- COFFEA C12 and PYROGEN C12
Taking alternately every 30-40 minutes for a couple of hours (2-3 pills dissolving under the tongue). You may use this home remedy for toothache with other home remedies.
Hoping all your smiles are pain free!