Toothache counts among the most painful physical experiences for humans. The intensity can vary from mild soreness to an unbearable throbbing pain in the teeth or around your jaws.
If you have a toothache, it is advisable to visit a dentist without delay.
Pepper and salt
Salt mixed with pepper can be relieving for a sensitive tooth as both have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Mix equal amounts of pepper and common salt with a few drops of water and apply the mixture directly on the affected tooth for a few minutes.
Garlic can provide relief from toothache given its antibiotic and other medicinal properties.
Mix crushed garlic (or garlic powder) with table salt or black salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth for pain relief.
Alternatively, you can chew one or two cloves of garlic for relief.
Given their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and anesthetic properties cloves help alleviate tooth pain and infection.
Grind two whole cloves and mix in a little olive oil or any vegetable oil and apply on the affected tooth.
Alternatively, like your dentist, you can dip a cotton ball in clove oil and rub it directly on the affected area.
Mix a few drops of clove oil in half a glass of water and use it as a mouth rinse.
Onions are known for their antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, which are important to treat a sore tooth. They can provide pain relief by killing infection-causing germs.
At the first indication of trouble, chew raw onion for a few minutes to relieve the pain in the tooth.
If you are unable to chew it, place a piece of raw onion directly on the affected area.
Asafetida is very useful in treating dental problems such as toothaches and bleeding gums.
Add a pinch of powdered asafetida to two teaspoons of lemon juice and let it warm up a little. Apply the solution on the affected area with a cotton pad.
Warm salt water
For basic treatment, try a glass of warm salt water to remedy a toothache.
Mix half a spoon of common salt in a glass of hot water and rinse your mouth thoroughly.
This will help reduce swelling and inflammation and also fight infection-causing bacteria.
In large part to their anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial properties, fresh guava leaves can also alleviate toothache.
Chew on one or two guava leaves until the juice starts working on the affected area. You can also chew on raw spinach leaves for the same effect.
Another way to treat a painful tooth is to mix guava leaves in boiling water. Allow the solution to cool and rinse your mouth with it.
Vanilla extract is also a very effective home remedy for treating dental problems since it numbs the pain. Also, the vanilla has a calming effect.
Dip a cotton swab in vanilla extract and dab it on the affected area.
Wheatgrass has natural antibacterial properties that assist in remedying tooth decay and toothache. Extract the juice of wheatgrass and rinse your mouth with it.
The extract will absorb toxins from the gums, cut down on bacteria and control the infection. Alternatively, you can simply chew on wheatgrass.
Ice can help alleviate tooth pain by numbing the nerve endings.
Wrap a small ice cube in a thin cotton cloth. Hold it on your cheek near the aching tooth for a few minutes. If you have exposed nerves, contact with the cold can cause more pain.