12 All-Natural Toothache Remedies Your Dentist Does Not Want You to Know About

mardi 6 juin 2017

Before modern dentistry, people had no other way to treat toothache besides natural remedies. Even though modern medicine has its benefits, natural remedies remain a great method to treat pain.

What Causes Toothaches

Even though cavity is one of the most common reasons for toothache, there are numerous other causes such as:
  • Tooth decay
  • Tooth eruption
  • Abnormal bite
  • Infected gums
  • Chewing hard foods
  • Grinding teeth
  • Abscessed tooth
  • A damaged filling
  • Tooth fracture
A toothache is characterized by a sharp and throbbing ache, fever, headache, and swollen area around the painful tooth.

How to Cure a Toothache Naturally

Clove oil
Clove oil is rich in eugenol, a compound with powerful antiseptic and anesthetic characteristics that destroy germs and alleviate pain. A study has shown that eugenol is as potent as benzocaine in reducing pain. You should mix one tsp of coconut oil, few drops of clove oil, and then apply the solution to the painful area with the help of a cotton ball. When the area becomes numb, remove the ball and rinse the mouth. You can also chew several cloves on the painful side gently.
Ginger and cayenne mixture
This paste relieves swelling, pain, treats infection, and prevents bleeding. Mix equal amounts of ginger and cayenne and add a bit of water. Soak one cotton ball into the mixture and apply it onto the tooth. Leave it for a while and then remove it and rinse the mouth.
Salt and water gargle
You should mix a tsp of salt and one cup of boiling water and swish it around the mouth and then spit it out. This mixture fights off infection and reduces pain.
Peppermint tea
A study from 2013 showed that peppermint oil is a potent antiseptic solution against oral pathogens. Prepare peppermint tea by mixing a tsp of peppermint leaves in boiling water. This mixture will alleviate headache and bad breath caused by toothache.
Myrrh
The astringent characteristics of myrrh fight off inflammation and kill bacteria. Simmer one tsp of myrrh in two cups of boiling water. Leave it to cool down and then drink it.
Raw garlic
It has the power to fight off fungi, viruses, and bacteria. Crush one clove and leave it for a few minutes so that it releases its active compounds and then mix it with some salt and apply it onto the painful tooth. You can also chew a clove several times per day with the side where the painful tooth is.
Vanilla extract
Dab vanilla extract onto your finger and then rub it onto the painful tooth twice per day. The scent of vanilla will soothe the pain and the alcohol content will numb the area.
Turmeric paste
This paste is rich in antiviral and antibacterial characteristics which fight off bad breath, gum swollenness, irritation, and tooth stains. Mix one tbsp of coconut oil, one tsp of turmeric powder, and several drops of peppermint oil. Brush the teeth with the paste and then rinse it off.
Chewing gum
For temporary pain relief, chew a gum on the opposite side of the mouth and then apply the gum onto the painful tooth.
Ice
Apply ice or a cold compress on the cheek where the painful tooth is to alleviate pain and swelling before going to the dentist.
Acupressure
You should apply pressure to the hand on the side where your painful tooth is, at the area where the base of the index finger and the thumb meet. Hold the pressure for several minutes for immediate pain relief.
Essential oils
These oils have antimicrobial activity against subgingival periopathogens. The best oils against toothache are cinnamon, clove, tea tree, peppermint, and spearmint oil.
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