Toothache is one of the most common problems people face nowadays. It can be caused due to cavities, infections of gums, tooth decay or a sinus condition. Toothache won’t let you eat, talk and will get worse during the night and you won’t get a good sleep.
Here are some home remedies for immediate and temporarily relief but these cannot deal with the causes of pain so anyway you have to visit the dentist.
Cloves have anesthetic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory actions; it helps in fighting infection and reduces the pain. Carefully apply clove oil on aching part by a cotton ball. You can also make a paste of cloves and water. Use it on the tooth, it works as anesthesia. You can also place a whole clove on your teeth.
Baking soda has an anti-inflammatory effect. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda in lukewarm water and gargle your throat. Repeat it 3 times a day. You can also apply baking soda with the moist cotton ball.
Garlic has antibiotic property and also provides relief to the toothache. Crush a clove of garlic and apply it on the affected tooth by cotton or you can simply chew 1-2 pieces of garlic.
Tea tree oil
They have antibacterial properties. Simply add few drops of tea tree oil to a glass of water. Gargle your mouth carefully. Or soak a cotton piece with oil and place it on the teeth and hold it for a while.
Warm salt water
Mix 2- 3 teaspoons of table salt to a lukewarm glass of water and use it as a mouthwash. Salt will help in fighting infection and also helps to reduce inflammation.
Onions have antimicrobial properties. It kills the germs and provides relief. Slice a piece of raw onion and chew it for few minutes. If the pain is so much then you can simply place the piece of onion on teeth. You will feel relieved within 15 minutes.
Ice will numb your nerves and you will get pain relief. Simply wrap an ice cube in a thin cotton cloth and rub gently on your cheek near the aching tooth.
Visit the dentist as soon as possible because a professional can only find out the causes of pain and will help you to get rid of the pain permanently.