Not all the toothaches are the same. They can vary greatly – from soreness to a throbbing pain. There are also many different causes to it: infections, cavities, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, gum disease, jaw joint disorder. or even a loose filling. The cause defines the intensity of the pain itself. If you cannot visit your dentist the same day, you should try these homemade remedies as the first aid for temporary pain relief.
Use some ice cubes
Ice generally numbs the nerve endings, so this is the way how it relieves the pain. You should take a small ice cube and wrap it in a cotton cloth. Put it on your cheek near the troubled tooth and hold it there for a few minutes. But, beware, if your tooth nerves are exposed, any contact with the cold can cause even more pain. You could also, for a few minutes, rub an ice cube between your index finger and thumb. You would probably wonder how this could help? Well, according to the rules of acupressure, it helps a lot.
Use some pepper and salt
You should mix equal amounts of pepper and salt and add a few drops of water to form a paste. Then apply this mixture directly on the troubled tooth. It should stay there for a few minutes. Doing this 7 days in a row will relieve your pain and it can be very helpful when a tooth becomes extremely sensitive. Both salt and pepper have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Did you know that the best medicines reside in your kitchen cabinet?
Use some cloves
Did you know that cloves have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anesthetic properties? You should grind two whole cloves and mix in a bit of olive oil or a vegetable oil. Apply this mixture on the affected tooth. On the other hand, you can press a cotton ball in clove oil and rub it on the sore tooth. Also, you can mix a few drops of clove oil in half a glass of water. With this mixture, you should rinse your mouth. These clove’s mixtures will help you alleviate tooth pain and fight a possible infection.
Use some guava leaves
The situation with guava leaves is similar as with cloves – they can alleviate a toothache because these leaves have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial properties. First, you should chew one or two tender guava leaves until it releases the juice. You could also use raw spinach leaves this way. There is one other way of using guava leaves and that is to put four or five of it in water and boil it. After it is boiled, you should cool it, add a bit of salt and use it as a mouthwash.
Use some garlic
Garlic is a natural antibiotic and has some medicinal properties that can reduce the pain. You should make a mixture from a crushed garlic clove and some salt. Applying this directly to the troubled tooth will relieve your toothache. You could also chew one or two cloves of garlic if you can. This treatment should be repeated for a few days.
Use some onion
Onion, similar to garlic, has antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. It provides relief by killing the germs which are possibly causing the infection. You should chew raw onion for a few minutes if you can of course. If you cannot chew it, you can put a piece of it directly on the tooth or the infected gum.
Use some vanilla extract
Have you already tried vanilla extract as a home-made-toothache-relieving remedy? The vanilla is well known for its calming effect. You should dip a cotton swab in vanilla extract and place it on the troubling spot. Repeat this for a few times a day until you feel the relief.
Asafoetida can help
A toothache and bleeding gums can be treated with asafoetida. This is a common home spice. You should mix a bit (1/2 a teaspoon) of powdered asafoetida with 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. Warm this mixture a bit. Apply it with a cotton pad to the troubled spot. This will help you very fast. Another possibility is to fry some of it in clarified butter and put it directly in the tooth cavity. The relief will come very fast.