Why Does Tooth Ache?
Toothache occurs when the pulp (central portion of the tooth) is inflamed. Injury to a tooth like plaque, decay, infection, gum disease, and loss of teeth are the main causes of toothache.
The best ways to prevent tooth pain are to brush and floss and see your dentist regularly. If toothache does occur there are ways to cure the pain with simple home remedies.
10 Simple Natural Home Remedies For Toothache
#1. Applying Garlic to Teeth
Garlic has antibiotic properties that can help with slowing down the effects of bacteria. Garlic cloves can be chewed to get relief from pain. Garlic cloves or powder can also be mixed with table salt or black salt and rubbed on the affected area to help relieve the pain. Repeated rubbing or chewing for a few days is a good home remedy for tooth ache.
#2. Applying Cloves to Teeth
Cloves could very well be the best do-it-yourself fix for toothaches. Cloves are like the superpower of spices. Containing anesthetic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties, cloves are perfect for fighting off tooth pain.
You can mix olive or vegetable oil with two ground cloves and rub it on the affected tooth. Clove oil in water can also be used as a helpful mouthwash.
#3. Chewing Onion
Onions have germ-killing properties that can help control the pain that a toothache brings. Unlike the other natural remedies for tooth pain on this list, the onions do not need to be mixed with anything. Simply chew a small part of a raw onion for a few minutes to help alleviate the pain.
If you can not stand to chew an onion for so long, the onion can be put directly onto the infected tooth or even on the gum. While simply placing the onion on the pain will not help as much as chewing the onion, it can still do some amount of help.
#4. Warm Saltwater Mouthwash
Saltwater can help relieve pain by reducing the swelling on the tooth’s nerves. Along with reducing swelling, saltwater is one such natural remedy that also helps fight the bacterium that adds to the pain of infection.
Heat water so that it is warm, but not yet boiling and then add a half tablespoon of salt in the water. Mix the salt into the water until it seems clear. Use the mouthwash to relieve pain.
#5. Brush Your Teeth
Sometimes toothaches can become extra aggravated by food lodged into infected gums or cavities. Just by brushing carefully, flossing, and using mouthwash, you may successfully dislodge what was causing the pain. Even if this doesn’t cure the problem entirely, it will surely help.
#6. Applying Alcohol
Used for ages, alcohol has a sort of numbing effect on injuries, including dental ones. Using alcohol is most effective when the pain is caused by mild infections.
Putting whisky, vodka, or other types of liquor on a cotton ball and applying it to the affected area will help to numb the pain, but cannot cure it. Mild infections usually only last a few days, so just numbing should be enough to stand the pain until the infection goes away on its own.
#7. Using Hydrogen-peroxide as a Cleaning Agent
Using hydrogen-peroxide can help to clean out the infected area, which in turn, will reduce the pain in the tooth. Dip a Q-tip into the hydrogen-peroxide and then rub it onto the infected area. While doing this, you must be careful to avoid swallowing the hydrogen-peroxide, as that will likely induce nausea and vomiting.
#8. Vanilla Extract
100% Vanilla extract is another natural home remedy that can be used to numb the pain of a toothache. The smell of vanilla also provides a calming effect. Vanilla extract can be rubbed onto the affected area with a finger, Q-tip, or cotton ball. If using a cotton ball, it may be kept on the area for as long as desired. Repeat doing this as often as needed.
#9. Apply Ice to Ease Pain
Applying ice or a cold-pack to your face can help ease the pain of a toothache by slightly numbing the area. It is important to wrap up the ice or cold-pack in a paper or cloth towel. Put it on the outside of your face, as close as you can get it to the painful area. Remember that it is important not to put the ice on the tooth directly, as the cold will only cause more pain.
If all else fails, painkillers are proven to work. As always, take the recommended amount of pills at the appropriate times. If you don’t know how much you should take, ask your doctor or dentist.
Good luck with curing your toothache with these simple natural home remedies!