Toothache is rightfully considered one of the most annoying and unpleasant. Anyone who encounters it loses the ability to think well, especially if there is no chance of getting rid of the problem right now.
It's great if there is a pharmacy nearby, and even better - a good dentist. But what if the pain caught you on vacation or on a weekend, and the necessary medications are not at hand?
We share with you a few tips to help you manage your pain and get along until your dentist appointment.
Besides protecting against vampires, garlic is a real medicinal miracle, being an effective antiseptic with powerful antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. It has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. What gives it this strength is called allicin, which is released when garlic is crushed.
Finely chop one garlic clove, then crush the pieces with a knife and let sit for 10 minutes to activate the allicin. Apply a small amount of the garlic mass to the sore spot in the mouth. Leave it on for a few minutes and wash it off with lukewarm salt water, which will help clear the infection and kill bacteria.
It will also help fight the infection from the inside, since you probably have swelling or inflammation in the sore spot. Also try to add as much garlic as possible to your diet. You can even eat it yourself by crushing it and allowing the allicin to activate. Remember that, unlike antibacterial drugs, bacteria do not develop resistance to garlic, so you can eat it all the time and then eat it with parsley to remove the unpleasant odor.
2. Clove oil
Clove has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant, and anesthetic properties to help relieve toothache and fight infection. This is the main oil used to treat dental problems if you can't go to the dentist right now.
It is so useful in the fight against dental problems due to one component that is part of it. It's about eugenol, a natural anesthetic. It fights all kinds of toothache. Clove oil can also be found in many dental products. Take half a liter of water, add a few drops of clove oil and rinse your mouth with the solution, you can also apply clove oil on a cotton pad and very gently treat the aching tooth and the area around it. The pain will go away very quickly.
Along with clove oil, peppermint oil has crazy properties that can help relieve toothaches. Peppermint is one of the most powerful and effective pain relievers in nature.
The easiest way to use is to apply a bag of mint tea to the affected area. Place the bag in the refrigerator or freezer (if you are not sensitive to cold, then skip this step). Then apply the bag to the affected area for 20 minutes.
You will likely need to repeat the procedure quite often as the pain may return. Peppermint works this way thanks to its constituent menthol, known as an analgesic agent, desensitizing the affected area through the cold menthol receptor.
If you don't have peppermint tea on hand, but you have peppermint essential oil, just drop a few drops on a cotton pad and apply it to the aching tooth. You can also rinse your mouth with a very strong infusion of mint. The problem will certainly not disappear from this, but for that evening you will cope with the pain.
4. Bourbon or whiskey
While the American Dental Association says there is no reason to use alcohol as a "home remedy" for pain, it is still worth mentioning in this case.
Scientific evidence of effectiveness is lacking, but a huge number of people over the centuries confirm it. While drinking alcohol by mouth will definitely not help relieve pain, applying it locally to the source of the pain will help calm it down. In fairness, it should be said that this method is ineffective in the fight against bacteria or infection.
If you decide to drink alcohol for a toothache in order to relieve pain, then keep in mind that although it can slow down the pain reactions of the central nervous system somewhat, in the end you will most likely feel even worse.
Soak a cotton ball in whiskey or bourbon, apply to a sore spot and hold for 10-15 minutes. You can also massage the sore spot easily.
Acupressure can help stop toothaches by releasing endorphins, the hormones of happiness. But still, pregnant women are not recommended to use this remedy in the fight against toothache. There are several different ways acupressure can help you manage your toothache, including the following:
- press on the ankle from the back of the leg, hold for about a minute; do not press too hard, use your fingertip.
- find the point of intersection of the thumb and forefinger; press on it with the thumb of your other hand, press with moderate force for about 10 minutes.
- grasp the nail plate of the second toe with the thumb and forefinger of the corresponding hand; press moderately on the part of the nail that is farther from the big toe; hold for about 2 minutes or until the pain subsides.
6. Saline solution
Salt works very well against viruses and bacteria, and therefore toothache. To relieve pain, add a small amount of salt (preferably sea salt) to warm water (the water should be warm so as not to injure the nerves again). Keep the solution in your mouth for about 30 seconds and spit it out. Repeat one more time.
Onions have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that help kill bacteria in the mouth that cause pain. Apply a piece of raw onion over the painful area. Even dentists recommend doing this. You can try sucking on the onion a little more, it certainly doesn't sound so nice, but if the method works, then it's definitely worth trying, right?
Just cut off a piece of onion that will fit comfortably in your mouth. It is important that the cut is freshly cut, as onion juice is needed. Hold it against the aching tooth for about five minutes, or longer.
Cucumber is known for its calming and hemostatic effect, so every one of us has probably heard of it as an excellent remedy for fighting under eye circles. When used to treat toothache, its hemostatic effects help reduce blood flow to the affected tooth, ultimately reducing or relieving pain.
Remove the cucumber from the refrigerator, it should not be cold, especially if you are sensitive to cold, otherwise it can only increase the pain. Cut off the circle and attach it to the sore spot. You can also rub a cucumber round with a little sea salt to enhance the effect.
9. Wheat germ
Wheatgrass has natural antibacterial properties that fight tooth decay and relieve toothache. Also, the substances included in them are natural antibiotics that protect teeth and gums from infections.
For maximum effect, chew the sprouts directly on the sore tooth. The juice from the sprouts can be used to rinse your mouth to draw out toxins from your gums, reduce bacterial growth, and control the spread of infection until a specialist takes care of the issue.
10. Hydrogen peroxide
Using hydrogen peroxide is one of the most common ways to deal with dental and gum problems. Rinsing your mouth with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution will help temporarily relieve pain, especially if your toothache is accompanied by a fever and / or a bad taste in your mouth (these are signs of an infection).
Hydrogen peroxide acts as a cleanser and is even more effective than saline solution because it attacks bacteria rather than just flushes them away.
Swish your mouth for 30 seconds, then rinse your mouth several times with water, which be sure to spit it out. Repeat once or twice a day until you get to the dentist.
Turmeric is the most wonderful spice, it seems as if there is nothing impossible for it. In addition to all of its many health benefits, it has long been used as a natural remedy for toothache.
It has strong antiseptic, analgesic and antibacterial properties that can stop pain. It is effective against dental infections, gum infections, and excruciating abscesses.
Make a creamy paste by mixing a teaspoon of turmeric with the right amount of water. Apply the paste to a cotton pad and apply to the sore spot. The paste can also be mixed with half a teaspoon of organic honey, which with its powerful antibacterial properties will enhance the effect.
Thyme has been scientifically proven to have one of the strongest antimicrobial properties of all essential oils. Among other things, it has antifungal and antiseptic properties that give it the ability to cope with toothache and gum pain. There are several ways thyme can be used to relieve toothache.
Some people drink thyme tea to relieve a toothache (in this case, you need to hold the tea in your mouth for about 30 seconds before swallowing), but the best way to use thyme in this case is to chew the leaves. It is important to chew on the side of the mouth opposite to the pain so that the affected tooth is not involved in the process. If the leaf falls on a sore tooth, it can aggravate the problem.
You need the juice that the leaf gives off. The juice will help relieve pain and heal bleeding gums. Another option involves using thyme essential oil in combination with olive oil. You need to make a water solution with a few drops of each oil and rinse your mouth with it.
This will help soothe pain and fight infection. Thyme essential oil can also be applied to a cotton pad and applied to the affected area, but in this case it is important to remember that the amount of oil should be minimal, one drop will be enough.
13. Salt water + oregano essential oil + colloidal silver
This very powerful combination of ingredients is considered one of the best for treating toothaches resulting from an abscess or other type of infection.
Start by taking a few drops of oregano essential oil under your tongue, holding it there for a few minutes, and then spitting it out. Now you need to rinse your mouth with warm water mixed with sea salt. Then rinse your mouth with colloidal silver, then rinse your mouth 3-4 times with plain water. Finish by rubbing oregano essential oil into your gums.
Few people know about this method, but in fact, it is not necessary to rinse your mouth with various solutions to save yourself from toothache. Try just rubbing an ice cube between your index and thumb. This must be done for at least five minutes. In the process of friction, impulses will travel along the same nerve pathway as a toothache.
15. Tea tree oil
Apply a few drops of tea tree oil to a cotton ball and apply to the aching tooth. It is necessary to hold for a few minutes so that in the next few hours you forget about the pain.