Toothache is usually caused by conditions like tooth decay, infected gums, etcetera. It is the pain experienced around the area of tooth – the pain occurs when the sensitive most part of the tooth, namely pulp, becomes inflamed.
Now, you might want to consult a dentist if you are suffering from a toothache. But what if the pain starts right in the middle of a night or at a time when no dental specialist is available to cater to your needs? What is to be done then? These are the times when you hunt for medicines or other home remedies that tend to be fruitful; that can heal your toothache fast and rid you of the torture.
Given below is an account of some practical home remedies that will aid in healing your toothache promptly.
- Cloves – this antique remedy, often suggested by our elderly, is a useful one. Put a clove against the sore area and it will make the toothache go away. You can use clove oil or paste of grounded cloves as an alternate, too.
- Ice – wrap an ice pack with a clean towel and rest it against that part of your cheek where the toothache is sited. It is not a permanent cure; it will only relieve the pain on temporary basis.
- Onions – your tooth pain might be caused by the presence of bacteria in your mouth. However, chewing some fresh onion is resultant in killing these bacteria and free you of hurting. It also aids in the prevention of tooth decay in future.
- Vanilla Extract – application of 2 to 3 drops of vanilla extract on the affected area can give you instant relief.
- Potatoes – peel off the potatoes skin and cut into minor pieces. Salt the cut down sections of potatoes and put it on the sore area for about 15 minutes. Otherwise, you can apply salted, mashed potatoes to kill the pain.
- Peppermint Leaves – you can either chew on fresh peppermint leaves or place dried leaves on the hurting portion of your mouth to ease the pain.
- Ginger – chew on a fresh piece of ginger; it will reduce the pain.
- Garlic – you can mash a few garlic cloves and salt them up a bit. Apply the mashed garlic on the stinging area to mitigate the pain temporarily.
- Alcohol/Hard Liquor – pour some drops of hard liquor like brandy or alcohol on cotton and position this damp-with-alcohol cotton ball on the area where the pain is situated. This cure is most effective if the toothache is caused by a mild infection or a blow to the tooth.
- Tea Bag – make some fresh tea and don’t throw away the tea bag. Instead, place the used tea bag on the tender area to alleviate the pain. But be gentle while doing so, don’t end up tearing the tea bag. The tannins naturally existent in the tea leave help in curing numb things.
- Cucumber – cut down cucumber into small pieces that can be conveniently placed inside your mouth to diminish the aching.
- Black pepper – you can either use the black pepper in its original form or use its grounded version, mixed with salt to lessen the toothache