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Toothache is an aching and dull pain in or about a tooth and the main causes are tooth decay, abscessed tooth, tooth fracture, damaged filling, repetitive motions (such as chewing gum) and infected gums.
Among the symptoms of a toothache we can find pain (sometimes only when pressure is applied to the tooth), swelling around the tooth, fever or a headache and foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth.
Toothache is characterized by the throbbing pain suffered, which usually starts suddenly. It is often worse at night and can either come and go or be constant. The area which is close to the infected tooth can also be sore and tender to the touch.
Here you have some natural home remedies for toothache:
Garlic has antibiotic and other medicinal properties that slow down bacterial effects.
- 1 garlic clove.
- a pinch table salt.
- Mix a crushed garlic clove with some table salt.
- Apply it on the affected tooth. You can also chew one clove of garlic instead.
- Repeat this natural treatment for a few days.
2. Pepper and Salt
- a pinch table salt.
- a pinch pepper.
- a few water drops.
- Mix equal amounts of pepper and table salt with a few drops of water to create a paste.
- Apply the paste on the affected tooth and wait for a few minutes.
- Do this daily for several days.
Cloves have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and anesthetic properties, so they help to alleviate tooth pain, as well as to fight infection.
- 2 cloves.
- a trickle olive oil.
- Grind two cloves.
- Mix them with a little olive oil.
- Apply the clove oil solution on the affected tooth with a cotton ball and rub it directly on the sore tooth.
- You can also mix a few drops of clove oil in half a glass of water and use it as a mouth rinse.
Onions have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that can control a toothache.
- a piece of onion
- Chew raw onion for a few minutes to relieve pain.
- If you can’t chew it, place a piece of raw onion directly on the affected area.
5. Warm salt water
- 1 glass warm/hot water.
- ½ tablespoon table salt.
- Mix the salt with the hot water and use it to rinse your mouth.
- When the solution comes in contact with the affected tooth, it extracts fluid from the tissue, reduces swelling and fights the bacteria that cause infection.
Another curious home remedy for Toothache is to press with the tip of a toothpick under the cuticle of the forefinger (where the lines of insertion of the nail converge). You should press this area until the pain disappears and then, repeat the action. Note that the finger in which you should apply the pressure must be on the same side of the pain (for example, finger of the right hand if the pain is on the right side of your mouth).