Toothache is one of the most irritating and painful dental complain. Even people that fear dentist goes dashing to the orthodontist as soon as toothache strike. The toothache can be incapacitating and excruciating. It can happen to anyone, any age, gender or time. The pain can vary from mild soreness to unbearable throbbing pain in the gums, teeth or jaw area. The pain can be caused by an infection, exposed tooth root, cavities, gum disease, jaw joint disorder, a loose filling or a cracked tooth. This toothache can get in the way of your day to day activity, especially sleeping and eating, it can drive anybody to the brink of insanity.
We would take painkillers to momentarily numb the pain until we get the opportunity to go to the dental clinic. There will be instances that you will not be able to get a hold of painkillers or you are not allowed to take pain pills (pregnancy/ medical condition/ recovering addicts). Thankfully, there are home remedies that you can find at home to lessen the pain.
Here are some well-known natural home remedy for toothache.
Fresh guava leaves can relieve toothache due to its analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Chew on one or two washed guava leaves. Keep on chewing until the juices start to numb the pain. You can also create guava mouth was by boiling guava leaves, then straining the mixture. Let it cool down slightly and add salt. Use this as a mouthwash every few hours.
Vanilla extract has numbing properties that can alleviate the pain. It also has a calming effect on users, lessening the stress in the jaw and gum area. Simply dab a cotton swab that’s been dipped in vanilla extract on the affected area. Do this every few hours, continue until the pain subsides.
The tannins in tea help reduce inflammation and provide pain relief. Take any tea bag in the pantry and slightly soak it in water. Apply the tea bag on the affected and wait for the numbing effect before taking it out. You can place the tea bag in ice water or in the freezer before applying to the area.
Salt water can reduce inflammation and remove bacteria in the mouth. Mix a teaspoon of salt into a warm glass of water, stir until the salt dissolve. Use the salt water as a mouth rinse every hour to relieve pain.
Cayenne Pepper and Ginger
Cayenne pepper and ginger have analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that work with toothache. Create a paste by adding equal parts ginger root and powdered cayenne pepper into a few drops of water. Mix it together to create the paste and dip a cotton in it. Place the cotton on the tooth and place other cotton balls around the area of the cotton ball. This will prevent irritation around the gum and cheek area.
These are home remedies that provide relief from the pain, they are by far the cure to the toothache. Seek a licensed professional to check on the pain, it may need serious to minor surgery or tooth removal.