6 Home Remedies For Toothache
We all know about the antiseptic and inflammatory properties that clove holds. It even promotes oral health as it can help fight tooth and gum infections. During toothache few drops of clove oil can help in relief. You can add a few drops to a cotton ball and apply it to the tooth. Or else you can add a few drops of clove oil to water and use it as a mouthwash.
- Saltwater Rinse:
We all have heard the famous advertising phrase “Does your toothpaste have salt?”. Well, salt plays an important role in the relief of toothache as it is a natural disinfectant and also helps with inflammation. Mixing 1 teaspoon of salt with warm water and gargling it like mouthwash can give quick relief from toothache.
Thyme is well known for its medicinal properties, and it can help disinfect the tooth that is causing pain. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. To use Thyme, you can take a few drops of thyme oil on a cotton ball and apply it to the affected tooth or dilute a few drops of oil in water and use it as a mouthwash for relief.
For ages, garlic is well known in home remedies due to its antibacterial properties. During a toothache, you can crush the garlic into a paste with some clove and salt (if needed) and apply it to the infected tooth. Or else you can dip a cotton ball in some garlic oil and apply it on the tooth for relief.
- Peppermint Tea:
Peppermint greatly helps in relieving pain by numbing the affected area. Take a peppermint tea bag and let it cool down, ( you can even freeze it) then apply it to the infected tooth for a few minutes. You can even use peppermint oil with a cotton ball.
- Ice Pack:
Apply a cold compress or ice pack on the cheek where your tooth is aching. A cold compress can help to numb the pain by constricting the blood vessels in the area. This method reduces swelling and makes the pain less severe. However, an ice pack cannot be used for all toothache issues. It is useful for issues like post-surgical pain, post-extraction pain and sometimes if a sensitive tooth may aggravate tooth pain
For cold compress, take a few ice cubes and wrap them in a towel and apply on the cheek of the affected area, hold it for at least 15 mins. You can even try holding cold water in your mouth for relief. But do not try eating ice cubes/ ice as that could cause damage to the tooth.
If your toothache is severe and is prolonged to a day or two then do not delay your visit to a dentist. Toothache might seem to be a small issue but a lot of times toothaches do require urgent medical attention. To avoid toothaches it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and brush regularly. Do visit Dr. Siva Nagini at Raghavendra Colony, Kondapur for your healthy smile.