Home Remedies For Toothache
A toothache is the worst pain dreaded by a lot of people. It is very uncomfortable. It makes you feel like your entire system is affected. You can just imagine going to bed at night with an unbearable pain throbbing from your teeth to your jaw and head. It will definitely keep you awake in distress. Some say that it is better to have a headache than to have a bad tooth because you can still sleep even with a bad headache unlike if your tooth is throbbing in pain.
Toothaches may be caused by cavities, gum infection, jaw joint disorder and other oral problems. If you are experiencing toothaches, it would be best for you to seek the help of your dentist.
Here is a list of just some of the home remedies that will help alleviate a toothache.
1. GARGLE WITH SALT WATER
Properties: (salt) antibacterial and antimicrobial
Mix a teaspoonful of salt in a glass of warm water and use it as mouthwash. Gargle slowly and try to swish the salty water around your mouth or you can concentrate on the affected side.
2. PEPPER AND SALT
Properties: (both salt and pepper)inflammatory, analgesic and antibacterial
Mix some pepper and salt in equal amounts and form a paste by adding a few drops of water. Apply the paste and let it sit on the affected area for few minutes. You can do this as much as needed.
Properties: antiseptic, antimicrobial
Chew an onion or put it directly on the affected tooth.
Properties: antibiotic, other medicinal properties that are very helpful in reducing pain
Add some salt to a crushed clove of garlic Apply it on the affected tooth. You can also directly chew a clove of garlic for relief.
Properties: anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anesthetic, antioxidant
Mix ground cloves with olive oil and apply it on the affected tooth.
6. GUAVA LEAVES
Properties: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial
Chew guava leaves until the juice comes out. Or you can also boil some guava leaves in water and use it as mouthwash as soon as it gets warm enough.
You can chew on wheatgrass, or you can extract the juice and use it to gargle with.
All the remedies that are mentioned above have different properties that soothe a toothache or reduce the pain, fight tooth decay and kill the germs that are causing infections. If a toothache persists, you need to see a dentist.