Dental Problems

Natural Ways to Get Rid of Toothache

Ways to Get Rid of ToothacheThe interesting fact about toothache is often that most of those who suffer from it feel that this is the worst form of pain that could happen to a human body. Toothache can prevent you from enjoying a good meal, licking an ice-cream or even talking properly. But there are always homemade remedies which come to the rescue of almost any physical ailment. Here are some of the natural ways to get rid of toothache.

Ways to Get Rid of Toothache

Salt water

Dissolve enough salt1 in warm water (body temperature) to make a strong solution and rinse your mouth repeatedly, vigorously swishing the salty water around your mouth (if the pain allows) or just allowing the brine to work in your mouth (it will make you salivate). The dental pain, especially when extremely severe, may instantly subside or perhaps take a while before it goes away, but it will

Repeat application of the salt rinse – even over several days in case the pain reoccurs or doesn’t fully go away – may be required. One may also lodge some salt crystals directly against the tooth or gum area that hurts.

Cold and ice

Cold helps reduce the swelling that may cause the pain. When you have an infection, applying cold treatments should reduce swelling & discomfort in the affected area. Toothaches not caused by infection apparently worsen with cold but can be alleviated with moist heat applications (hot water bottle etc.).

Clove oil

Clove oil is supposed to have a bactericidal and analgesic effect for both toothache and gum infections.

Ginger root

Ginger root available at grocery stores reportedly works very effectively and can provide instant toothache relief. Cut off a piece of the ginger root,  remove the skin and apply the ginger piece directly to the painful tooth. Bite down on it if at all possible and chew it slowly to swill its juice around the aching tooth.

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