Toothache Home Remedies
First Aid Kit
Toothaches have the bad habit of disabling your defenses in the middle of the night, or at such time when you can't get to the doctor.
Instead you find yourself looking for some toothache home remedies to fool the pain.
You've come to the right place. I know first hand how it feels and that's why I put together this First Aid Kit for toothache pain relief.
1. Try the simplest cure - water. Take cold water in your mouth. Keep it for 2-3 minutes, then spit. Repeat this whenever needed if you feel it works for you.
2. If you don't get any results with water, wrap an ice cube in a handkerchief and press it on the cheek. The cold should numb the pain.
3. If you can't stand the cold, rinse your mouth with lukewarm salt water (a glass of lukewarm water with half a teaspoon of salt).
4. Crush a couple of fresh parsley leaves and mix with a little salt (optional), then put the mixture on the tooth that hurts.
5. Another home remedy for toothache is garlic. Crush a fresh clove and press it on the tooth.
Garlic juice contains arsenic, which is a natural and effective anesthetic that acts immediately. It may hurt at first, but after a while it should numb the pain.
Make sure you apply to the right tooth. Sometimes the pain makes it difficult to identify the guilty party.
6. Try this old chiropractic method: Cut a large garlic clove in two lengthwise. Put each piece on the wrists with the cut side down and fasten with adhesive bandages or a strip of gauze.
7. Dip a cotton swab in Echinacea tincture or Clove oil and put it on the tooth that hurts. Clove contains Eugenol, an anesthetic used by dentists.
Due to its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, clove oil is considered one of the most effective toothache home remedies.
If you don't have any clove oil handy, wiggle a whole clove, pointed end down, next to the tooth.
8. Cinnamon oil is a good substitute for Clove oil in treating toothache. It is particularly effective in killing the organisms that cause periodontal disease. Use the same as clove oil.
9. Cut an Aloe Vera leaf lengthwise and put it on the gums, or apply natural aloe vera gel to soothe the tooth gum.
If your tooth's root is inflamed, there are herbs with antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing and emollient properties you can use. Make a herbal infusion and gargle or rinse your mouth.
10. Make a hot infusion from Chamomile or Yarrow flowers, rich in azulenes with antiseptic action, soothing, decongestant and anti-inflammatory properties (2 tablespoons of dried flowers in 1 cup boiling water). Keep in mouth for 3-5 minutes, then repeat with one hour break.
11. Gargle or use a cotton swab dipped in Sage leaves infusion (2 teaspoons in half a cup of boiling water). Repeat every 5 five minutes. Sage has astringent, soothing and antimicrobial properties.
An effective home remedy for toothache in severe cases consists not only in rinsing the mouth with sage tea, but also drinking it. Put 50 g / 1.8 oz sage in 4 cups of boiling water (use 25 g / 0.9 oz in less severe cases). Let it steep for 10 minutes then strain. Drink a cup of tea every half an hour.
12. Make an infusion from Hop (Humulus lupulus), Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) or Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) for toothache relief. These herbs have a soothing effect on the nervous system.
13. Mix equal parts of Chamomile flowers, Elder flowers (Sambucus) and Thyme (Thymus vulgaris). Put 1 tablespoon of this mixture in 1 cup of boiling water and let it steep for 10 minutes. Strain and gargle several times a day. You may swallow a little tea while gargling.
14. Make an infusion from 1 teaspoon of Peppermint in a cup of boiling water and let it cool until the liquid becomes lukewarm, then strain.
Keep the tea in your mouth, with your head leaned on the side where the tooth hurts. After 3 - 5 minutes the pain will diminish or it will disappear.
15. Rub the tooth with a cotton swab dipped in Propolis tincture.
As a thank you for enduring all the way, I saved the best for last. My favorite home remedy for toothache is Swedish bitter.
Just keep a little bitter in your mouth. The pain should subside quickly. You can dilute it in a little water if you can't stand the bitterness :)
I hope that you feel better already. Now
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