Toothache can cause your head to pound, and it can also make your mouth sore. In summary, toothache causes discomfort for a person.
We all know that the next step to take is to see your dentist, but until you can see your dentist these home remedies can give short-term relief.
Here are some home remedies that we can use to ease tooth ache
Take one small onion and grate/ blend it after that is done put the grated onion and the juice in the affected area and hold it for 8 minutes afterwards spit it out.
Boil a little amount of water, the water should be warm, pour it into a cup add your salt and then swish the water around the mouth for 30 seconds before spitting it out. This helps in reducing swelling.
Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which has antibacterial properties.
Place chopped bits of garlic on the affected tooth and leave for a few minutes. You can also add salt to the chopped garlic and apply on the affected area.
Ice packs can help ease dental pain, especially if it leads to swollen gum.
Put some ice in the ice pack and hold the it on your cheek, (make sure its on the affected area) for a few minutes or until the area becomes numb.
Put dried peppermint leaves in a cup of boiling water. Allow it to cool, swish around the mouth you can either spit it out or swallow it.
You can also use a warm wet tea bag and also peppermint oil on a cotton ball and place it on the affected tooth.
Some painkillers like Ibuprofen can be used as one of the remedies.
The best way to take care of your teeth is to
- Brush twice a day (morning and night)
- Rinse your mouth after each meal; you can use mouth wash for rinsing your mouth or warm water.
- Cut down on sugary food
- Go for regular dental checkups.
When you care for your teeth properly you wont have any dental problems.