Dec
23

Home Remedies for Tooth Pain

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We wanted to share a few tips that help with toothaches that are worth adding to your preparedness arsenal. No one likes a toothache and if it occurs when there’s no fast access to a dentist, it can mean enduring a lot of pain.

Toothache pain can vary from occasional mild tenderness to non-stop throbbing pain in either the teeth or the jaw area. Just as the pain variance of a toothache the causes are varying as well; stemming from anything such as an infection, a cracked tooth, cavity, a filling that has fell out or gotten loose and even jaw issues.

man with a toothache on white backgroundWhile it generally requires the expertise of a dentist and x-rays to determine the exact issue, if you’re experiencing tooth pain and can’t get to the dentist immediately, there are some food items, many of which are probably already in your kitchen, that you can try at home.

  • Cloves – This is a winner in helping to ease tooth pain. Even used in dental offices, along with containing natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it is also an anesthetic. To use clove leaves, simply grind two leaves and mix with a little olive or coconut oil and apply to the affected tooth. In addition, a couple drops of clove oil can also be used in a glass of water for a mouth rinse. Be sure not to swallow the oil if it isn’t labeled for consumption!
  • Onion – Naturally enhanced with antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, onion can naturally help ease toothache pain. Simply chew on a piece of raw onion or if that is too painful, place it directly on the affected area.
  • Salt and Pepper – especially helpful when a tooth is overly sensitive, equal parts of salt and pepper mixed with a few drops of water to form a paste can be placed directly on the bothersome tooth. Allow it to sit for a few minutes and repeat for several consecutive days.
  • Garlic – naturally equipped with antibiotic properties it, garlic is said to relieve toothache pain fairly quickly. Simply take a crushed clove of garlic (or garlic powder if that is what you have) and chew it or and mix it with salt and pepper, then apply it to the tooth.
  • Asafetida – this is an Indian herb, frequently used in Ayurvedic medicine. Simply add a pinch of the powdered herb along with enough lemon juice to make a paste. Warm it slightly and apply to the affected tooth for quick pain relief. If you don’t have lemon juice simply add asafetida in a skillet with a small amount of clarified butter until it is a good consistency to apply to the tooth (this process will automatically provide you with the warmth).
  • Ginger and Cayenne – mix equal parts of these two herbs together with just enough water to form a paste and apply it directly to the tooth with a cotton ball. The strength of these 2 herbs can irritate the gum; so keep the cotton on the tooth upon application.
  • Tea Tree Oil – Packed with antibacterial and antiseptic properties, tea tree oil can bring relief to toothache pain simply by placing a drop or two into a glass of lukewarm water and applying to the tooth with a cotton ball.
  • Oil of Oregano – another essential oil with healing properties, oil of oregano is often used in the reversal of periodontal disease. This is a very potent oil, so it must be diluted with olive oil prior to applying to the problem tooth, but it can offer tons of benefits.
  • Non-pasteurized Apple Cider Vinegar – While standard ACV can be used the non-pasteurized has more of its natural benefits still in place and can help alleviate pain.
  • Raw White Potato – peel a potato and place it on the affected tooth, or if you prefer add a small amount of salt to some raw potato that has been smashed and apply it. This remedy is especially helpful for an abscessed tooth due to the natural antiseptic and healing properties of the raw potato as well as the alkaline content.

These are just a few at home remedies for dealing with tooth pain when a dentist is not accessible.

 

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