Toothache is the pain in and area around the tooth. It may be due to a cavity, inflammation of the gums, broken tooth or tooth decay. Toothache may vary from mild to severe. It is one of the most dreadful pains one can have.If not treated on time it may extend to pain in the ears, nose etc. The pain increases when the tooth is exposed to too hot or cold water.
Apart from the pain in toothaches one finds it difficult to eat, sleep or talk. Toothache may begin in the middle of the night and it is not always possible to find a dentist immediately, so there are several natural remedies one should know that can be used immediately.
It is one of the oldest and best natural therapy to treat toothaches. The eugenol present in clove oil is a good pain killer and also has anti-bacterial property. It can be applies with cotton on the affected tooth or it can be mixed with olive oil and applied on the tooth.
Chewing Of Onion
Onion is also used to treat toothaches because of its anti-bacterial property. Onion can be placed on the affected tooth and left for few minutes. Its anti-bacterial property will relieve the pain. This should be done few times in a day. Since onion has an awful smell, chewing of onion may lead to bad breath.
Using of asafoetida is also a good option to reduce toothache. It needs to be mixed with few drops of lemon juice and warmed a little. Cotton should be used to apply this liquid on the affected tooth.
Garlic not only relieves the pain but also has antiseptic properties. Few cloves of peeled garlic should be chewed around the affected tooth. It can reduce and in some cases relieve the pain completely. Garlic can be used with rock salt for further effectiveness.
Ice is very effective in reducing toothache because of its numbing property. An ice cube should be placed near the affected tooth or an ice pack should be placed on the cheek close to the aching tooth. It should be left for some time. Ice will make the nerve endings numb, hence reduce the pain.
Because of the antibacterial property of bayberry, it can also be used to treat toothaches. The bark of bayberry should be mixed with few drops of vinegar and applied with a cotton swab on the aching tooth. It will help to relieve the pain quickly.
Pepper has anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to reduce pain, reduce bleeding and also avoid bad breath. The powdered form of clove can be mixed with clove oil and applied to the affected tooth.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has anti-bacterial properties. You need to gargle with tea tree oil and water few times in a day to reduce tooth ache.Several other natural remedies include use of turmeric, lime, mustard oil, oregano oil, mustard oil, etc.