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Home remedy for Toothache

Toothache is the pain that is caused in and around a tooth. Medically known as odontalgia, it can range from being just a mild discomfort to excruciating pain. Chewing and exposure to extremes of temperature, such as cold or heat, can aggravate the pain. Toothache usually results when a nerve, in the root of a tooth, gets irritated. Right from the emergence of wisdom tooth to dental decay, there are various causes that can lead to toothache. To know more about the causes of toothache, along with its symptoms, go through the following lines

Home remedy for Toothache

  • Place a clove of garlic, dipped in rock salt, under the affected tooth. Alternatively, chew a clove of garlic every morning. Along with curing the teeth, it would also make them strong.
  • Another effective home remedy for toothache would be to chew a raw onion everyday. It is believed that chewing a raw onion for three minutes every day is sufficient to kill all the germs in the mouth.
  • Lime serves as a rich source of Vitamin C and is, thus, effective in curing all the dental problems. Rubbing a piece of lime on the aching tooth is sure to bring relief.
  • Wheat grass proves beneficial in the treatment of toothache. Whenever you are suffering from the ailment, chew a piece of wheat grass. It would help in extracting the toxins from the gum and also provide relief.
  • Grind some asafetida and lemon juice. Now, heat this solution slightly. Dip a cotton ball in it and place it over the tooth cavity.
  • Make a paste with bay berry and vinegar. Apply this paste over the affected tooth.
  • Clove oil proves useful in treating toothache. Apply this oil over the affected tooth and leave there for sometime.
  • To a 1/4 tsp of common salt, add a pinch of pepper powder. Apply this mixture over the affected tooth. This is sure to relieve a person from pain.
  • Add a pinch of pepper in tsp of clove oil and apply on the affected tooth to get relief.
  • For instant relief, put 2 to 3 drops of vanilla extract on the aching tooth.
  • Another effective home remedy would be to peel a potato and cut it into slices. Put one of the slices on the aching tooth, for 15 minutes.
  • Dip a tea bag in a cup of boiling water. Once the tea bag gets hot, place it over the tooth. This would provide instant relief.
  • Applying oregano oil on the tooth would provide relief from the pain.
  • Another effective home remedy would be to chew some leaves of the guava tree.
  • Place an ice cube over the aching tooth, for about 15 to 20 minutes. Repeat the process at least three to four times a day.
  • Soak a cotton ball in brandy and squeeze it over the affected tooth.
  • Rinse the affected tooth with some whiskey. For this, take a mouthful of whiskey and savor it over the affected tooth for sometime.
  • For toothache that results from trapped food, take a mouthful of water and rinse your mouth thoroughly. This would surely help in removing the stuck food particles.
  • In 3 to 4 drops of mustard oil, add a pinch of salt. Massage the jaws with this mixture. Not only would it provide relief from toothache, but also make the gums and jaws strong.
Causes Of Toothache
  • Dental decay
  • Fracture of the tooth
  • Cracked tooth
  • Tooth cavity
  • Irritation of the tooth pulp, following dental treatment
  • An exposed tooth root
  • Gum diseases
  • Impacted teeth
  • Spasms of the muscles
  • Excessive consumption of soft drinks
  • An abscess in the gum (lateral periodontal abscess).
  • Ulceration of the gums (acute ulcerative gingivitis).
  • Inflammation of the gum around a tooth, which is in the process of growing/breaking through (pericoronitis).
  • Swelling of the pulp
  • Excessive consumption of refined carbohydrates and sugar
  • Faulty diet
  • Tooth infection
  • ymptoms Of Toothache
  • Throbbing pain in the tooth
  • Pain while chewing
  • Hot or cold sensitivity
  • Bleeding or discharge around a tooth or gums
  • Swelling around a tooth
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • Injury or trauma to teeth/gums
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