There are various causes of a toothache pain. A cracked tooth, cavities, a dental abscess, loose fillings, or a sinus condition can all cause a toothache. Until you are able to visit a dental professional, use these most effective home remedies to get a toothache relief.
Use clove oil to numb nerves and subside the pain.
Cloves are a traditional home remedy to numb nerves. They are as powerful as the local anesthetic benzocaine, a topical pain reliever. The main chemical element of clove spice is Eugenol. Eugenol is an antibacterial and natural anesthetic that reduces inflammation in the mouth. But you have to use clove oil carefully. You should not pour it on your sensitive gum tissue or get it on your tongue as it can really worsen your pain. Instead, take a cotton ball and put 2-3 drops of clove oil and gently place it on your affected tooth itself until you get relief.
Clove essential oil works well if a nerve is exposed because of a deep cavity. Also, when you place the clove oil, ensure you place it near the center of a tooth since specific placement is important to get relief from tooth pain.
Or, use a pinch of powdered clove or a whole clove and place it on your tooth. Then chew the entire clove a bit so that it releases its oil. Hold it in place until your toothache decreases.
Use the ginger-cayenne paste to stop pain signals getting to the brain.
Take equal amounts of ginger and cayenne and add enough water and prepare a paste. Then roll a small cotton ball into a ginger-cayenne paste and saturate it. Now place the cotton on your painful tooth. Make sure you avoid your tongue and gums. Leave it until a toothache fades or until you are able to stand it since the mixture will probably cause the burn.
Both these spices are strong painkillers, hence, you can try them separately. The primary chemical element of cayenne is capsaicin. It helps to prevent pain messages from getting to your brain.
Swish with salt water mouthwash to remove debris.
Make a pain-killing mouthwash by dissolving one teaspoon of salt in a cup of hot water. This mouthwash will remove annoying food debris and help decrease swelling and relieve a sore throat too. Swish the mouthwash around for 20 seconds and spit it out. Repeat swishing as often as required to decrease inflammation and to contract the muscle tissues.
Saltwater rinses out the area near a toothache and draws out the fluids that lead to swelling. This rinse is particularly effective when you have gum pain and some food particle stuck in between your gums. To get best results, use Himalayan Extra-Fine Grain salt. Slowly stir in Himalayan salt in hot water until some salt crystals are no longer getting dissolved at the bottom. Rinse 5 times regularly with this solution.
Soothe your toothache with peppermint tea.
Peppermint tea contains numbing power and it has a good flavor. Boil 1 cup water and put one teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves and steep for 15 minutes. Once the tea cools, swish the tea around in the mouth and then swallow or spit it out. Also, a strong black tea can also help alleviate tooth pain and reduce swelling as it contains astringent tannins. For this traditional home remedy for temporary relief take a warm, wet tea bag and place it on your aching tooth.
Rinse with hydrogen peroxide solution to kill bacteria in the mouth.
Hydrogen peroxide can help kill bacteria and provide some comfort. Have a mouthful of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide solution and swish with it. You can get temporary relief from a toothache, a foul mouth taste, and fever that have come with a toothache. Foul taste in the mouth and fever accompanied with a toothache are signs of infection. Therefore, you have to visit a dental professional and clear up the cause of infection.
Use hydrogen peroxide solution just for rinsing and spit it out. Then rinse your mouth with plain water several times. Like other toothache home remedies, rinsing with hydrogen peroxide is only a temporary solution.
Use ice cubes to numb nerves.
Take a plastic bag and put a small ice cube in it. Cover a thin cloth around the plastic bag, and place it on your toothache for about 20 minutes for numbing the nerves.
Otherwise, apply the ice pack on the cheek, over the aching tooth. Furthermore, as per traditional beliefs, you can get relief from a tooth pain by massaging your hand with ice cubes. When you massage hands with an ice cube, the cold signals from your finger nerves will reach your brain and it will override your toothache signals. Take an ice cube and just wrap it in a thin cloth and massage it between the thumb and forefinger.
Rinse with a myrrh solution to prevent inflammation.
Rinsing with a myrrh solution has astringent effects that help with inflammation. And myrrh provides the extra advantage of killing bacteria. Take 1 teaspoon of powdered myrrh and simmer in 2 cups water for about 20 minutes. Strain and allow it to cool. Mix 2 teaspoon of the myrrh solution in one cup water and rinse 5 times a day.
Use vinegar and brown paper to distract a toothache.
Take a little piece of brown paper from a lunch bag or a grocery bag and then soak it in vinegar. Sprinkle black pepper on one side and keep this to your cheek. This will create a warm sensation on your cheek and can distract you from a toothache.
Use toothpaste for sensitive teeth and soft-bristled toothpaste.
Brush with a toothpaste created for the sensitive tooth. If your gums are receding, you would probably feel lots of pain from cold or hot foods. Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth can relieve your toothache. When gums recede, the dentin gets exposed below the tooth’s enamel surface, and the dentin is mainly sensitive. Buy a soft-bristled toothbrush in order to preserve gum tissue and stop further shrinking.
Cover cracked tooth with chewing gums.
If a tooth is broken or you have lost a filling, then you can use softened chewing gum to cover the exposed area and relief from some pain. You can also use a chewing gum to hold a loose filling in place until you are able to visit a dentist. To prevent further discomfort, don’t chew any food item with that tooth until it is repaired.
Try this acupressure technique.
You can stop a toothache fast by this applying pressure technique. Press the point with your thumb on the back of your hand where your thumb and index finger meet at the base. Put pressure for about 3-minutes. This activates and releases endorphins. Endorphins are brain’s happiness hormones.
Use pillows to stay elevated.
When sleeping, stack several pillows and stay elevated. When you lie down and drop your head to your heart level, the blood supply increases to your face and head causing toothache worse and swelling. Always hold your head elevated and use wedge-shaped bed pillows.
Keep your tooth pain area cold.
Hold something cold on the face such as a plastic bag of frozen peas or a ziplock bag filled with half ice and half water. This remedy also works well. Or, you can also use this wonderful wrap. It allows you to apply ice constantly to your toothache area and you don’t need to keep it up to your face.